VH-UHB  de Havilland D.H.60X Moth               (c/n  412)


                                      This photo, from the John Hopton collection, shows -UHB when in service with Queensland Air
                                      University during WW II.   First imported in 1928, it had a succession of owners in NSW and
                                      Queensland in the late 1920s and early 1930s until it crashed at Rolleston, Qld in February 1932.
                                      The rare shot below showing the Moth as G-AUHB is from the E.A. Crome collection via the
                                      National Library of Australia and was taken in the Sydney area, circa 1929.  Following its crash,
                                      the bits and pieces were sold to Byrne Motor Co of Rockhampton  and its CofR was renewed
                                      in 1933.  It then appeared to have languished somewhere from 1935 until acquired by the Air
                                      University in 1940.    In 1941 it was slated to be re-registered VH-AGF but, in the event, was
                                      sold to N.V. Indisch Kantoor van Hoofman en Co at Bandoeng, Java and became PK-SAS.
                                      Doubtless it perished when the Japanese overran the Dutch East Indies some six months later.