The above photo, from the McJob collection (via the CAHS) shows -UUB
with the ANA logo
on the rudder,
whilst in the image immediately below, from the Margaret
(also via CAHS
archives), the D.H.86 is seen when it was brand new and with Holyman's
although sans name, which had yet to be painted
on. Photo 3 below, from my own collection
shows -UUB at Essendon in 1935 and at the foot of the page is an
historic shot of the rather
(for those days) interior of the airliners.
VH-UUB was delivered to Holymans Airways Pty Ltd at Launceston,
Tasmania in September
of 1935 and named "Loila" (aborigine for
"sky"). When ANA took
from Holymans at
the end of 1936 this DH 86
to their asset register.
It served them well until the
outbreak of war
and was then impressed
into military service with the RAAF, becoming A31-3.
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