VH-TAU  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G                                           (c/m  13340)


                                           Built as C-47A-25-DK Skytrain 42-93429, this aircraft went to the RAAF as A65-55
                                           (call sign VHCUQ).  Civilianized for TAA in 1948 with the name 'Hewitt'. . My shot
                                           above at Essendon on a dreary day in June 1954.  VH-TAH went to Mandated Airlines
                                           in 1960 as VH-MAT.  It was absorbed into the Ansett Group with Ansett-MAL./Ansett
                                           Airlines of Papua New Guinea.    Acquired by Air Nuigini in 1973 as P2-MAT. 
                                           Withdrawn from service in 1977 and was at Lae-Nadzab Airport into the 1980s.
                                           Its current status is unknown.