VH-UQK de Havilland D.H.80A Puss
This photograph, from the Geoff Goodall
collection shows the Puss Moth VH-UQK departing
Mascot on 9 October 1935 for an attempt on the Australia-England
record, flown by O.F.Y.
Thomas and F. R. Maguire. It departed Darwin two days later and
indeed, made it to England
whether a record was broken or not I don't know) becoming G-AEIV.
It was later
during the war as DP853, but struck off charge in September 1942.
probably worn out). All Puss Moths had their Certificates of
in September 1932, pending investigation on a
number of crashes. Most were restored within
six months, but -UQK's was not done so
until the following July.