|Type:||L-18-56 Lodestar C-60A-5-LO|
|Subsequent Identities:||2501 (Israeli Air Force)|
|43||Delivered to the United States Army Air Force as C-60A-5-LO serial 43-16451|
|08NOV43||Delivered ex Lockheed. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)|
|08NOV43||Arrived Long Beach. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)|
|14NOV43||Departed Long Beach. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)|
|28NOV43||To 37 Sqn RAAF as A67-7. Allocated callsign VHRAG.|
|26SEP47||Struck off charge by RAAF. Subsequently sold ex storage at Tocumwal to Stanley V. Godden operating overseas charter flights under the trading name Godden Air Transport.|
|30DEC47||CofA issued as VH-BFZ|
|28FEB48||Departed Darwin for India on its first long trip.|
|MAR48||Bankstown-Charleville-Cloncurry-Darwin. Crew: Warren Penny, S.V. Godden & P. Thurlow. (Source: 1)|
|MAR48||Darwin-Cloncurry-Charleville-Mascot. Crew: Warren Penny, J. Hurst & P. Thurlow. (Source: 1)|
|NOTE: These flights in March 1948 do not show specific dates although flight times are recorded for each sector. The lack of detail suggests that these flights might have been added retrospectively.|
|05SEP48||Passed through Bahrein under the command of Stanley Godden having been sold to Service Airways Inc of Rome for £8,000. The aeroplane was subsequently handed over to the Israeli Air Force who gave it the serial number 2501.|
|31OCT48||Severely damaged in a crash landing at Herzliya. Apparently the aircraft was written off as the serial 2501 was subsequently reallocated briefly to Hudson ex VH-BIH which later became 2601. (This change possibly reflects a late realisation that the Lodestar and the Hudson are two different types).|
|SEP50||Struck off charge and presented to the IDFAF Ground School|
|Log Book of Warren Penny photographed by Greg Weir in 2021.|
Added references from Source: 1.
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Added delivery details thanks to Gordon Birkett.
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