Transferred to Ansett's Papua New Guinea subsidiary and became P2-MMD on independence. Reregistered P2-ANU, it returned to Australia in 1977 and resumed its old registration. Withdrawn from use in 1980.
Despite being registered VH-TMQ for several months before the photo, this C-47 was delivered to Essendon in its full RAAF markings. Stripped back to bare metal but then abandoned. Finally restored in the late 1990s and flown again in 2000. Now used for nostalgia flights.
This C-47 was built in 1944 and flew with the USAF as 44-76540 and participated in the 1947-49 Berlin Airlift. Due of the importance of this event for the City of Berlin it was acquired for sightseeing flights in 2000. Tragically the frame was written-off at SXF less than a week after this photo was taken after the left engine failed on take-off and the aircraft was unable to gain height. Fortunately the pilots could crash land in a field and all aboard survived.
Scrapped at Ardmore after being withdrawn from use in 1979. The forward fuselage, wing centre section and engines shipped to the Cook Islands for use as a wind generator on a set of The Silent One (1985). Engines later sold in the US. Rest was still corroding away at Aitutaki as recently as 2008.
Taken from outside the airport fence. Part of the Fundacion de Parc Aeronautic de Catalunya, this is one of their future restoration projects. Spantax titels still can be seen, as well as the registration under the wing.