|SEP38||Construction completed at Burbank.|
|05DEC38||Arrived (together with VH-ABV) at Port Adelaide on the "Tolken". Subsequently towed to Parafield for assembly under the supervision of Capt H.C. Miller, Managing Director of MacRobertson Miller Aviation and F. Colquhoun, Chief Engineer of MMA. The Chief Pilot of MMA, Capt James Woods arrived from Perth via Darwin on the scheduled Guinea Airways Electra for familiarisation.|
|15DEC38||Registration application from MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co., Perth.|
|17DEC38||Re-assembly completed at Parafield.|
|21DEC38||CofR No 728 issued as VH-ABW. Departed same day for Perth as "R.M.A. Kimberley". Flown by Capt James Woods and F/O C.L. Browne. Passengers were Capt Horrie Miller, Mrs Miller, Keith Dureau of Brown and Dureau (Lockheed agents), Mr Colquhoun and a DCA Aeradio officer.|
|FEB39||Entered service on the MMA Perth-Darwin route.|
|20SEP40||Forced landing at Broome due loss of engine oil. (Capt A.L. Whitham).|
|27JUN41||Damaged landing on slippery surface at Carnarvon, W.A. Struck a fence but no injuries to the seven passengers.|
|25NOV41||Returned to Port Hedland with engine trouble. (Capt Whitham).|
|MAR42||Participated in the evacuation of Broome and Darwin after enemy air raids.|
|03MAR42||Commandeered by US Army at Port Hedland for an indefinite period. (Source: NAA file on DCA communications relating to the evacuation of Broome following enemy air raids. Accessed by Geoff Goodall.)|
|DEC42||Operated the Sydney-Hobart courier run releasing other aircraft for the Buna campaign.|
|JAN43||Returned to MMA.|
|17JUN46||Crashed on take-off from Broome and came to rest in Roebuck Creek. The aircraft was dragged to high ground to avoid high tide. No injuries to Capt Woods and two other crew. There were no passengers on board.|
|15MAY47||Struck off the Register having been determined to be beyond economical repair. The wreckage remained near Broome airport for a number of years before being scrapped.|
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