VH-UOV  Junkers G.31go                        (c/n  3012)

                                  

                                    
  This photo of VH-UOV is from the Ben Danneker collection at Lae circa 1931 and was taken by
                                      Bert Heath, who was previously a West Australian Airways pilot.  The other two G.31s are undenti
                                      fiable but were either -UOU, -OUW or -OUX.  
Named "Peter" by the Bulolo Gold Dredging Co,
                                      it was first registered in June 1931.  The image below is from the collection of Hugh Batters, whose
                                      grandfather, H.J. Berryman of Caulfield, Victoria, was the general agent and importer of Junkers
                                      machines in the 1920s and 30s.   -UOV was still working faithfully in the Bulolo goldfields when it
                                      was attacked and destroyed by a Japanese raid on that outpost on 21 January 1942.