(c/n [D3017] )
This image of -UMB, from
the Frank Walters collection (via Geoff Goodall) looks like a news-
paper reproduction. It is, however, the only shot of this D.H.9 I
have been able to glean. The
aircraft was ex-RAAF A6-11
and was civilianized in September 1929 for the Civil Aviation
Branch, Department of
Defence to be used by the Australian Aero Club (Victoria Section).
photo was taken at Essendon circa 1930. The Airco
was somewhat odd in that, in 1930,
been modified to 4-seater status with one passenger in front of the
pilot and two behind.
It would appear that, in
this image, the conversion had been made. Its CofR lapsed in September
and it was struck off the register.