|12NOV43||Delivered to the United States Army Air Force as C-60A-5-LO serial 43-16452. (Source: 2)|
|13NOV43||Delivered ex Lockheed. (Source: 3)|
|13NOV43||Arrived Long Beach. (Source: 3). Fitted with long range tanks at Long Beach. (Source: 2)|
|01DEC43||Departed Long Beach. (Source: 3)|
|16DEC43||Received at 3AD Amberley ex USAAF as 43-16452. To be renumbered A67-8 and 37SQN to arrange immediate collection. (Source: 1)|
|Allocated callsign VHRAH. (Source: 1)|
|21DEC43||Received at 37SQN Laverton ex 3AD. (Source: 1)|
|28MAY45||Received at No 1 Communication Unit (1CU) Essendon ex 37SQN. (Source: 1)|
|11JUN45||Grounded at 1CU as per RAAF signal. (Source: 1)|
|07JUL45||Allotted 7AD, Tocumwal ex 1CU for inspection and possible tank repairs. (Source: 1)|
|09AUG45||Received at 7AD ex 1CU. (Source: 1)|
|16JAN46||Work to cease. Aircraft to be stored Cat D. (Source: 1)|
|08FEB46||Received at 7AD Store ex 7AD. (Source: 1)|
|19MAR47||Sold through Commonwealth Disposals Commission for £2,500 to the Department of Civil Aviation, Melbourne. (Source: 1)|
|18SEP47||Issued to purchaser. (Source: 1)|
|26SEP47||Allotted to Department of Aircraft Production at Parafield ex Care and Maintenance Unit (prev 7AD), Tocumwal. (Source: 1)|
|OCT47||Trucked from Tocumwal to Parafield in convoy with A67-2 and A67-10 for overhaul by the Dept of Aircraft Production. (Source: 2)|
to the Department of Civil Aviation as VH-CAC. (Source: 5)|
Leased to Trans-Australia Airlines. Used on the Townsville-Innisfail-Cairns run. Likely also used on the Sydney-Newcastle route.
|26APR51||Departed Essendon for Townsville and Cairns. (Source: 4)|
|27APR51||Arrived Cairns. (Source: 4)|
|22FEB52||Sold to TAA as VH-CAC.|
VH-TAZ to TAA. (Source: 5)|
|05MAY53||Withdrawn from service. (Source: 2)|
|27MAR53||Sold to Earl Bacon Corp via B.W.Cowan.|
|10MAY53||Departed Australia on delivery to the Earl Bacon Corp as N4848V. (Source: 2)|
|APR54||Registered NX4848V to William P. Lear. (Source: 2)|
|54||Converted to executive configuration as a Learstar. (Source: 2)|
|10MAY54||First flown as a Learstar. (Source: 2)|
|AUG54||By this date the aircraft was re-registered N14L. (Source: 2)|
|25APR55||To Learcraft Conversions Inc. (Source: 2)|
|27APR55||Learstar conversion completed. (Source: 2)|
|28APR55||To Chance-Vought Aircraft Inc. (Source: 2)|
|16AUG61||Transferred to Ling-Temco-Vought Inc. (Source: 2)|
|02JAN65||Company renamed LTV Aerospace Corp. (Source: 2)|
|01JAN69||Returned to Ling-Temco-Vought Inc. (Source: 2)|
|12NOV71||To Tom Steele. (Source: 2)|
|11JAN72||To Aero Enterprise Corp. (Source: 2)|
|10MAY72||To Robrose Sales of Florida Inc. (Source: 2)|
|MAY72||To United Aviation Inc. (Source: 2)|
|08OCT73||To Richard D Johnson. (Source: 2)|
|OCT73||To Onyx Aviation Inc. (Source: 2)|
|MAY74||To Allen Edward Corp, Denver CO. (Source: 2)|
|AUG74||Last reported at Winter Haven, Florida. (Source: 2)|
|31OCT75||Cancelled from the US Register following a crash of which no details are known. (Source: 2)|
|Parts from this aircraft were used on MSN 2454 (no Australian history). (Source: 2)|
For more information on TAA Lodestar operations out of Cairns see the page for VH-TAY.
|RAAF Form E/E.88 Airframe Record Card|
|Peter J. Marson, The Lockheed Twins, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 2001.|
|MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett|
|Log book of Capt R.R. Hickey via Gordon Reid|
|Tony Arbon, AustAirData.|
Major update from sources shown.
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
Added delivery details thanks to Gordon Birkett.
Added detail of the ferry flight from Essendon to Cairns drawn from the log book of Captain R.R. Hickey supplied by Gordon Reid.
Added an image of VH-TAZ in TAA colours thanks to Gary Killion and Geoff Goodall.
Added two images of this aircraft as the Learstar prototype thanks to Gary Killion. Also added an image as A67-8 thanks to Phil Vabre of the CAHS.
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