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SKYTRAIN/41-7698

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Serial #: 41-7698
Construction #: 4120
Civil Registration:
  NC33657
  VH-ANH
  Model(s):
  DC-3-277D
Name: None
Status: Static Display
Last info: 2013

History:
Built by Douglas aircraft for American Airlines, July 1941.
- Registered as NC33657.
- Built with right hand cargo door.
- Impressed directly from factory into U.S. Military service as 41-7698.
Delivered to RAAF, June 1943.
- Issued to No. 36 Transport Squadron.
- Flew as Waltzing Matilda.
Guinea Airways, 1944.
- Operated under military contract.
Australian National Airways, July 1946.
- Registered as VH-ANH.
- Acquired name Tullana.
- Converted to left side cargo door.
Ansett Airlines, 1957-1972.
- Retired in 1970 after 45,030 flight hours.
- Last flight August 27, 1972 to Moorabbin Airport.
Moorabin Air Museum, Moorabin, Victoria, Australia, 1972-2013.
- Outside display.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Moorabin Air Museum
Photo Source(s):
None

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