My shot of VH-TAM ('Landsborough' was taken on a wet
and dismal day in June 1954.
This aircraft was literally the block-mate of
VH-TAL, being two c/n numbers and two USAAF
(42-48103) apart. Their histories were very similar
also, this one being ex RAAF A65-59
sign VHCIL). Service with TAA until exported to
Nigeria in 1957 as VR-NCK. Re-
registered 5N-AAL, it crashed in 1968 whilst in the service of the
Nigerian Air Force.