1946, named 'John Gilbert'.
Was leased to British Commonwealth Pacific
Airlines (BCPA) in 1948 as
VH-BPB 'Endeavour', returning
to TAA the following year.
photo above, from the
Geoff Goodall collection shows it at Launceston, Tasmania
1962 as a freighter. In my own shot, immediately below, taken at
1956 it was still in mixed pax/cargo
It was leased to Ansett-ANA in 1959
as a mixed
freight/passenger machine and Richard
Maclean's photo below (# 3) shows it
in the markings
worn during that lease. At the foot of the page is a Greg
Mascot in February 1966 showing the old lady in latter-day TAA livery
was sold to Air Vietnam in 1970 becoming XV-NUL. It was withdrawn
use in 1975.