(c/n [H9276} )
photo of the D.H.9 G-EBXR was taken at Lae, New Guinea and is from the
collection, via Geoff Goodall. The aircraft was imported into
Australia in November
1928 for J.R. Taylor, whose Taylor and Ross Air Transport flew out of
that PNG locale.
Whether it was ever actually repainted
G-AUJA or not is not known, since it forced landed
into the sea off Salamaua, New
Guinea slightly under a year later on 2 November 1929.
research has shown that several of these early machines, particularly
those in New Guinea,
never repainted. Note c/n of D.H.9s is their RAF serial