Stinson SR-7B Reliant (c/n 9665)
This Stinson was imported in 1936 by a
Mr. F.H. Moody of Brisbane. However, it was sold the
next year to Airlines
(W.A.) Ltd. The aircraft happened to be in Broome, W.A. on 3
that city and its airport were attacked by Japanese aircraft, and the
Stinson, along with 23 other
were destroyed on the ground. (It was actually struck
off the register some two weeks later
was realized that it was impossible to repair).
photograph is from the Civil Aviation
Historical Society (CAHS) collection,, and aviation
historian Neil Follett advises that it was being flown, at the time, by
its then owner P.H. Moody in the
to Adelaide Air Race (Shades of the later, 1964 Ansett
The lower image, from the Geoff Goodall
collection, was taken at Maylands, Perth, in 1938.
Airlines (WA) Ltd Chief Pilot Bob Hickson and Charles
Snook. Finally at the
of the page is
a photo from the State Library of New South Wales
collection showing the aircraft
WA also circa 1938.