Built as a C-47A-25-DK, this
Dakota was assigned USAAF serial 42-93683, and was
civilianized in Manila, before
going to Qantas Empire Airways as VH-AII
in 1945. It was
reregistered VH-EBI in
1949. In 1950 it was acquired by TAA and
sequence with the name 'Todd',
a moniker it was carrying when I saw it at above
Essendon in 1954. . .
It passed to the TAA's New Guinea ('Sunbird') operation in the
mid 1960s and was reregistered VH-SBJ.
It was sold (donated?) to CASI (Continental
Services Inc) in Laos in 1969 and
it appears to have
received a US registration N13622
(same as its c/n)
and sold in December of 1970.
history from then on is vague. Ben Dannecker's shot (below) was
November 1959 whilst the aircraft was on charter to
the Cootamundra Turf Club.