VH-UPN  de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth               (c/n  2023)


                                      Nice shot of a Puss Moth from the Charles Ohlson collection, courtesy of the Civil Aviation
                                      Historical Society archives.   This aircraft was first registered to de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd
                                      in November, 1930.    It went to C.A. Butler in 1933 and then to R. Godsall of Sydney in
                                      1935 and was named 'Skylark'.  It competed in the 1936 Adelaide Centenary Air Race from
                                      Brisbane to Adelaide and the name on the nose can just be discerned in the newpaper photo
                                      of a line up of aircraft in the race under my entry for the British Kleem Eagle VH-UTG.    In
                                      1940 -UPR was sold to a private owner in Darwin and was destroyed in a hangar during a
                                      Japanese attack on Darwin Airport on 19 May 1942.