VH-TAE  Douglas DC-4-1009                            (c/n   42922)


                                     VH-TAE and VH-TAF were freighters acquired by TAA in 1964.      The latter, seen above at
                                     Eagle Farm, Brisbane in September 1968 in this shot from the Geoff Goodall collection had been
                                     acquired from Japan Air Lines where it was JA-6006.  It was originally delivered as a new, post-
                                     war purpose-built civilian DC-4 to National Airlines in 1946 ass NC33683.    TAA operated  it
                                     until 1970 when it was sold to Air Siam as HS-VGC.    It was sold to Eagle Aircraft Services in
                                     the U.K. in 1973 and allotted the registration G-BBVN.    In the event this was never painted on,
                                     and the aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored, being finally broken up at Southend, England
                                     in 1977 still wearing its HS-VGC rego.