VH-UPQ  de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth                  (c/n  2085)


                                     Photographs of this Puss Moth have proven difficult to find..  My chief VH-U sleuth, Graeme Parsons
                                     in Sydney has, however, unearthed a pair of them.  The above, from the State Library of Queensland
                                     collection was taken circa 1935, whilst the rare shot below showing it in Qantas' hangar at Archerfield,
                                     circa 1931, is from the State Library of New South Wales collection.      -UPQ was delivered new to
                                     Qantas on Christmas Eve, 1930.     It was sold two years later to T.H. McDonald of Cairns, and later
                                     transferred to North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd.        It was written off when it crashed into the sea
                                     12 miles north of Cairns on 19 January 1937.