VH-TAB  Douglas DC-4-1009                                           (c/n  43066)

                                            Delivered in 1946, named 'John Gilbert'.   Was leased to British Commonwealth Pacific
                                            Airlines (BCPA) in 1948 as VH-BPB 'Endeavour', returning to TAA the following year.
                                            The photo above, from the Geoff Goodall collection shows it at Launceston, Tasmania
                                             in September 1962  as a freighter. In my own shot, immediately below, taken at Essendon
                                            in 1956 it was still in mixed pax/cargo configuration.  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 Banfield image
                                            taken at Mascot in February 1966 showing the old lady in latter-day TAA livery  
                                            VH-TAB was sold to Air Vietnam in 1970 becoming XV-NUL.  It was withdrawn from
                                            use in 1975.