Douglas C-47A   A65-43  (VJ-ORA)        (c/n  12542)


                               This Royal Australian Navy C-47A (ex USAAF 42-92711) flew into Essendon one day in the
                               spring of 1956, according to my  records.  However, contemporary historians attribute it to
                               having been reserialed N2-43 in 1949.    While I have been known to lose provenances, I never-
                               theless did not think that this shot was that old.  However, this machine clearly shows A65-43 with
                               RAN titling!  Comments, anyone?   Its call signs were VHCUN with the RAAF and VJ-ORA
                               (under the NW on the fin) with the RAN.