ZK-ALE  Miles M.11A Whitney Straight                  (c/n   503)


                                     Another poor, washed-out print. Another, (earlier) view of it can be seen on the page for the
                                     Ercoupe ZK-AQX.  Anyway, this Whitney Straight was originally imported as ZK-AGB in
                                     1937 for the Wairarapa and Ruahine Aero Club. .  It was one of three impressed into the
                                     RNZAF during WW II, this one becoming NZ577.  Following its war-time service it was sold
                                     to J. Gould as ZK-ALE in 1946 (although I have an old ZK- register indicating it was operated
                                     by theAuckland Aero Club). ZK-ALE crashed during a supply dropping operation in Mamaku Hills
                                     on 7 September 1953, killing the pilot, L. Brooker.