VH-RML  (1)  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G                           (c/n  13606)


                                 This beautiful, albeit cropped shot, of 'Ansaga' is attributable Dr, Hewitt (the physician who delivered
                                 Australia's first surviving quadruplets, the Sara Quads) and was probably taken at Coffs Harbour, circa
                                 1949.   This historic image is part of the Bellingen Museum collection, and was kindly sent to me by
                                 Jim Sweeney    Formerly a USAAF C-47A-25-DK with serial 42-93669, it was used by Pacific Air
                                 Transport Command based in Manila from June 1944 until purchased from the U.S. Foreign Liquidation
                                 Commission in the Philippines and civilianized for Ansett Airways on 14 November 1946.   Two years
                                 later (October 1948) Reg Ansett had it re-registered into his series as VH-RML.  This identity was
                                 short lived, since the registration VH-RML conflicted with the radio/call sign Q coded rules, making
                                 the above a very rare image indeed. . It was re-registered VH-BZL on 29 June 1949.