VH-UZS  de Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth               (c/n  DHA5)


                                       Here's a super shot from the Keith Meggs collection (via Geoff Goodall) of an Australian built Fox
                                       Moth outside de Havilland's hangar at Mascot in October 1937 just after it was completed.   It was
one of two Australian-built Fox Moths (the other was VH-AAA) produced when used machines
                                       were hard to come by.   -UZS made its first flight on 27 October 1937 and departed on delivery to
                                       Katherine, NT on 11 November flown by colorful Darwin flying doctor Dr. Clyde Fenton, for whom
                                       the new D.H.83 was provided by the Government, after he had crashed several of his own Moths on
                                       medical evacuation flights.    Unfortunately VH-UZS was lost on 10 October 1941 when it crashed
                                       into trees on takeoff from Katherine and burst into flames.   Sadly the stretcher patient died and pilot
                                       Roy Edwards and a nursing sister were badly injured.   Below is an image from the National Archives
                                       of Australia showing Dr. Fenton standing alongside the Fox Moth, now painted with a red cross.  The
                                       good doctor flew some 3,000 hours on flights of  mercy to and from unpaved strips flying mainly in
                                       the Northern Territory