Havilland D.H.90 Dragonfly
As indicated elsewhere in my
narratives, the Dragonfly was very
prone to ground looping.
The above shot, from the Ben Dannecker collection, shows VH-UXB after
one such instance
while it was in Qantas service in the mid 1940s. Locale given as
"somewhere in western Qld".
Below is an image from the John Oxley Library,
State Library of Queensland
name on the nose
I assume it was used in support of
services? The next image, from the Geoff Goodall
collection also at Archerfield shows
after it had just been assembled by Qantas in 1936 and before
painting. Finally, at the
foot of the page
is a photo from the Robert Milburn collection showing -UXB in Qantas
with a couple of the 'local boys'. Venue and date not known, but circa
1939. After WW II
VH-UXB was sold to Connellan
Airways at Alice Springs, and was operated by them
until being withdrawn from service in 1951.