Type: L-18-56 Lodestar C-60A-5-LO
MSN: 2537
Previous Identities: 42-56044
Subsequent Identities: VHRAD (callsign)


To United States Army Air Force as C-60A-5-LO serial 42-56044
26JUL43 Delivered ex Lockheed. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)
10AUG43 Arrived Long Beach. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)
19AUG43 Departed Long Beach. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)
27AUG43 Received at 3AD RAAF Amberley as A67-4
01SEP43 Allocated callsign VHRAD
10SEP43 Delivered to 37 Sqn RAAF
19NOV43 Allotted to 4CU
21NOV43 Received 1AD for transfer of fittings ex Hudson A16-99
29NOV43 Received 4CU for VIP use
10JAN44 Issued to ANA at Essendon for fitment of soundproofing and other mods
31JAN44 Received 37 Sqn
23MAR44 Received 4CU
08JUN44 To ANA for more soundproofing and other work
10JUL44 Returned to 4CU
07APR45 To 1AD for VHF radio installation
10MAY45 Received 1CU
22JUL45 Received 7AD Tocumwal for fuel tank repairs
08FEB46 Placed in storage at 7AD Tocumwal
05FEB47 Sold to NZNAC for 1,300
27FEB47 Issued to purchaser
47 Entered service with NZNAC as ZK-AOS "Kea" (Mountain Parrot)
  Sold to Costine and Co.
15NOV51 Departed NZ for the U.S. crewed by Captains J. Nevill-Jackson and C.A. Merrington and Radio Operator L.P. O'Sullivan. (Source: "NAC The Illustrated History" by Waugh, Layne and McConnell)
Sold to Columbia Gas System Inc as N60000
Re-registered N60C
Sold to Tillman J. Fallgout Jr as N60C
AUG69 Sold to Digicon Inc., Houston as N60C
77 Removed from USCR by 1977. Believe broken up after many years derelict at Asuncion, Paraguay as N60C.

Issue Date Remarks
6 01APR16
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
5 19SEP15
Added details of the crew who ferried the aircraft back to the U.S. on 15NOV51.
4 24JUN06
Added delivery details thanks to Gordon Birkett.
3 16APR99 -

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