US Navy 9993 delivered 07-Sep-1935, struck off charge 28-Aug-1944, to NC39165 registered by Jan-1946, to N39165 reregistered 1949. It is here representing KLM's famous PH-AJU "Uiver" from the 1934 Mildenhall-Melbourne race, with race number 44. Its real US registration is visible under the tailplane.
After a considerable time in the holding pattern DC-2 'Uiver' entered the arena during the last Coventry Classic Air Show. The original crashed in adverse weather in Iraq on its second journey to Batavia, in December 1934. NC39165 redid the London-Melbourne-London journey during 1983-1984. In 1999, the Aviodrome museum acquired NC39165 from its owner in the U.S. and brought her to Europe once again. After several years of flying she was put on display indoors at Lelystad airport, although still airworthy.
N39165 was flown to Australia to mark the 50th anniversary of the original PH-AJU "Uiver" winning the handicap section of the MacRobertson Miller London-to-Melbourne air race. Air Race 44, Uiver did so while operating the regular KLM service to Batavia (now Jakarta) and despite a dramatic night landing on the racecourse at Albury aided by car headlights. N39165 is now part of the Aviodrome collection Lelystad Airport.