Douglas DC-2-112     A30-14                                           (c/n  1288)


                                     This was the former NC13738 of Eastern Airlines.  It was impressed into service in the early
                                     days of WWII with the RAAF and became A30-14.  The above image is from the Kevin O'Reilly
                                     collection.  Assigned originally to No.2 Wireless-Air Gunner School, this DC-2 was allocated the
                                     call sign VHCRH.   It spent time with 36 Sqn (coded "RE - H") and  was leased to Australian
                                     National Airways briefly in 1943.  Struck off charge on 20 January 1947 it was sold to Charles
                                     M. MacDonald, trading as Macair.  It later wound up with Sid Marshall at Bankstown, ostensibly
                                     to be used as spares for his airworthy DC-2, VH-CDZ.    Fifty years on it was acquired by the
                                     Dutch Dakota Association in Holland and is, I understand, in the process of being restored.