completed at Burbank.
to KNILM by Lockheed and subsequently shipped to the Netherlands East
PK-AFQ to KNILM.
with other KNILM aircraft on evacuation flights from the NEI to Australia
in advance of the Japanese invasion. After escaping to Australia the
aircraft was operated by KNILM under charter to the military.
from KNILM by the USAAF. Subsequently allocated ADAT call-sign VHCXK
and operated by the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron based in Brisbane.
on landing at Rockhampton and completely destroyed by fire. Four crew
and six passengers jumped through the flames to escape, all sustaining
burns, some serious. Source states that the aircraft was being operated
by the 22nd Troop Carrier Squadron. (Source: ORB, No 21 Operational
Base Unit, Rockhampton) This page previously stated that the aircraft
crashed at Cooktown on 08OCT42 but this is apparently incorrect.
a retrospective book-keeping exercise, the aircraft was formally taken
on charge by the USAAF under the designation C-111-LO and allocated
the serial number 44-83235. It should be noted that this serial was
never carried on the aeroplane.