VH-EWM was imported to undertake rain-making experiments for the CSIRO. At the end of that contract is was leased to both TAA and MMA for passenger work. A planned lease to the NSW ambulance service in 1969 to cover Queen Air maintenance did not eventuate Sold in Canada as CF-CIJ in November 1972.
East-West acquired VH-BBI in April 1948 for its Tamworth-Sydney passenger services. In 1953 it sold the aircraft to Air Express in Brisbane. It spent the rest of its flying career in Queensland until grounded in 1962 with other wooden-winged Ansons. Fell derelict at Mackay airport and was carted away in 1965. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Shot at Sydney during my lunch hour in the days when one could wander around with a camera on the ramp, this was during the Australian Pilots strike of December 1989. The aircraft wore C.C. Air titles under the window line and is seen in company with An Ansett B737 and sister ship VH-EWV wearing Spirit Air titles.
VH-EWT was used in rain-making experiments for the CSIRO, the government scientific research organisation. It was sold and reregistered VH-UNB in June 1964. The photo, from East-West, is taken over Tamworth, the airline's base.