VH-ULB de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth
Oddly, photographs of this Gipsy Moth are rare, and I am
indebted to the CAHS for this repro-
from the Terry Martin collection. VH-ULB was
imported in 1929 by L.C.L. Murray
July 1929 from India where it had been
VT-AAR. (Murray later had the Dessouter VH-UPS).
Moth was then sold almost immediately to the
Australian Aero Club (Vic Section). In 1929
in the East-West Centenary Air Race
from Sydney to
Perth and is seen in a line-up
in this race in the photo at the foot of the
page of VH-UJU beareing the name 'Swan'.
immediarely below, courtesy of Kevin OReilly was taken by Peter
of Jack Bennett
who was chief
of Ansett`s flying school before
the fire) at Essendon in
these Moths had multiple prangs. VH-ULB was no
exception.Photograph # 3 below, from the
Charles Ohlson collection (via CAHS) shows
the result of a crash at Parafield on 22 March 1930.
12 August 1931, a
certain A. Martin of the Aero Club was practicing side slips in the
Aerodrome and managed to
slip it right into a fence on the eastern boundary of the field.
The photo at the bottom of the
page came from an edition of The Argus for the following
was repaired yet again,
finally winding up in
the Royal Aero Club of Victoria's fleet and
with the RAAF in 1940 becoming A7-98. It did not survive the war.