VH-UYB  Douglas DC-2-210  (c/n  1563)

                           

   
                              This DC-2 was imported new for Australian National Airways, Ltd. in 1937, who named it
                              "Pengana".   Although it had a mishap in 1939 (it crashed into the Cooks River after overrunning
                              the runway at Mascot Airport in September of 1939), VH-UYB went on to serve faithfully
                              (mainly on the Adelaide - Melbourne route) until it was broken up in January 1948.  Can you imagine
                              "breaking up" a DC-2 today?   The lower close-up shot is from the Maurice Austin collection,
                              circa 1939, while the image at the foot of the page is via the State Library of New Soith Wales
                              collection.