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PBV-1A/BuNo. 68045



Serial #: 68045
Construction #:
  CV-592
Civilian Registration:
  VR-HDH
  VH-SBV
Model(s):
  PBV-1A
  OA-10A
Name: None
Status:
  Restoration/Display
Last info: 2002?
  History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-34081
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, Hong Kong, Nov. 1946.
- Registered as VR-HDH.
Macau Air Transport, Macau, 19??.
Trans Australian Airlines, July 6, 1962-1966.
- Registered as VH-SBV, 1963.
- Last flight, Port Moresby, PNG, Jan. 5, 1966.
- Damaged during fire practice, Port Moresby, PNG, 19??.
Dismantled and shipped from PNG to Auckland, Sept. 1975.
MOTAT/D.F. Keith Memorial Park, Auckland, 1976-1986.
RNZAF Museum, RNZAF Wheniapai, 1987-2002.
- Under static restoration.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Photo Source(s):
Dave McDonald via Mike R. Henniger.