|Type:||L-18-56 Lodestar C-60A-5-LO|
|Delivered to the United States Army Air Force as C-60A-5-LO serial 43-16454|
|05NOV43||Delivered ex Lockheed. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)|
|16NOV43||Arrived Long Beach. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)|
|01DEC43||Departed Long Beach. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)|
|08DEC43||Received 3AD Amberley on delivery to RAAF as A67-9|
|09DEC43||Allotted to 37 Sqn RAAF|
|Allocated callsign VHRAI|
|31JAN44||Forced landing on the main north-south road 25 miles south of "Stirling" Homestead (Alice Springs area) owing to engine trouble. Landed safely with no damage. (NAA via G. Goodall)|
|12FEB44||Ferried back to 37 Sqn after temporary repairs|
|25AUG44||To 1AD for conversion for special duties|
|04OCT44||Allocated to 1 CU for use by UK Air Liaison Staff|
|12OCT44||Damaged by fire in nose compartment. Repaired by 1AD|
|04DEC44||Returned to 1CU|
|12DEC44||Allotted for use by AOC 1st Tactical Air Force|
|09JAN45||Flown Morotai-Noemfoor by Flt Lt M.O. Guthrie. (Source: Harrison Air Log, John T. Harrison)|
|10JAN45||Received at 47OBU|
|25MAY45||Received at 4CU|
|01OCT46||Into storage at 7AD Tocumwal|
|03FEB47||Sold to Kingsford Smith Aviation Services for £1,200|
|15MAY47||Issued to purchaser|
|47||Sold to NZNAC|
|27JUN47||Registered ZK-APU. Named "Korimako" (Bellbird)|
|05SEP47||Flown from Whenuapai to Brisbane via Norfolk Island and Sydney (Commander A.G. Gerrand) for refitting as an airliner by Qantas. (Source: "NAC The Illustrated History" by Waugh, Layne and McConnell) Image|
|ZK-APU was the only NAC Lodestar to be painted in the second NAC livery with window line and tail stripes as carried by the NAC DC-3 fleet in the fifties. (Source: "NAC The Illustrated History" by Waugh, Layne and McConnell)|
|Sold to Pago Airlines as N633|
|Sold to Richard Dienst as N633|
|Sold to R.J. Leeward as N633|
|67||Sold to Vanal Inc, Miami FL as N633|
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
Added further details of the aircraft's service with NAC.
Added entry at 09JAN45 thanks to Geoff Goodall.
Added delivery details thanks to Gordon Birkett.
Added more detail of the forced landing on a main road. Although the date is shown on the status card as 01FEB44 it is now known to have been on 31JAN44. Thanks to Geoff Goodall.
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