1 AD ex USA.
14 Sqn ex 1 AD.
32 Sqn ex 1 AD.
6 Sqn ex 32 Sqn.
7 AD ex 6 Sqn via 15 ARD for transport conversion.
radio callsign VH-RBB.
3 CU ex 7 AD for experimental duties with the Radio Physics Laboratory.
for use of AOC Eastern Area.
2 AD ex 3 CU.
1 OTU ex 2 AD.
to Bush Fire Patrol by 1 OTU until 31MAR46 after which aircraft to
proceed to 2 AD for storage.
2 AD ex 1 OTU for storage.
to W.R. Carpenter & Co, Sydney for £1,250.
application from Mandated Airlines Ltd., Lae. To be used as a freighter.
to register as VH-BDN.
from service and stored at Mascot.
to Fawcett Aviation Engineering Service, Sydney. Operated with Fawcett
Aviation Service titles and named "Petunia". (Doug Fawcett advises
that the name was derived from a popular song which was often played
in the hangar while the Hudson was being worked on).
flown at Camden by Warren Penny. (Source: 1)
files show that the aeroplane returned to service on lease to Mandated
Airlines on 10JUL49 but the following entry casts doubt on that claim.
Clearly though, the aeroplane did return to PNG sometime before March
Camden-Cootamundra-Mascot by Warren Penny. (Source: 1)
at Lae while on a test flight. The port engine failed and the aircraft
returned to the airfield but had to go around as there was a DC-3
still on the runway. The aircraft hit telephone wires at the end of
the strip and crashed into a house killing a young honeymooning couple.
The pilot, Captain Gibson-Lee DFC, AFC died from third degree burns
ten days later. Two mechanics on board escaped unhurt.|
[Extracted from Balus Vol 1 by James Sinclair.]