33 results found
Registration / Serial:G-AEUE
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.847
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways / Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Cameronian
City / Seaplane Base:Kupang - Roadstead of Kupang Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Indonesia
Photo Date:15 August 1938
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:354025Submit Correction
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Sophie Petersen sure got around. Kupang (in Dutch, Koepang) in West Timor was a stop between Darwin and Singapore, a route operated by Qantas crews. The flying boat is flying a Dutch courtesy flag. Photo by: Sophie Petersen / National Museum of Denmark
Registration / Serial:G-AEUE
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.847
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways / Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Seaplane Base:Kupang - Roadstead of Kupang Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Indonesia
Photo Date:15 August 1938
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AEUE
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.847
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways / Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Cameronian
City / Seaplane Base:Kupang - Roadstead of Kupang Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Indonesia
Photo Date:15 August 1938
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:354025Submit Correction
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Sophie Petersen sure got around. Kupang (in Dutch, Koepang) in West Timor was a stop between Darwin and Singapore, a route operated by Qantas crews. The flying boat is flying a Dutch courtesy flag. Photo by: Sophie Petersen / National Museum of Denmark
Registration / Serial:G-AEUE
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.847
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways / Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Seaplane Base:Kupang - Roadstead of Kupang Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Indonesia
Photo Date:15 August 1938
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USC
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2307
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:RMA Canberra
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:310529Submit Correction
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Crashed at Darwin on October 9, 1944 while on loan to Qantas by the RAAF. The RAAF had impressed it in 1940. Photo from: Archerfield Jet Base
Registration / Serial:VH-USC
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2307
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USC
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2307
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:RMA Canberra
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:310529Submit Correction
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Crashed at Darwin on October 9, 1944 while on loan to Qantas by the RAAF. The RAAF had impressed it in 1940. Photo from: Archerfield Jet Base
Registration / Serial:VH-USC
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2307
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-AXL
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 84A Dragon 3
C/n (msn):2071
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1947 to December 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:309017Submit Correction
View count: 62
VH-AXL was fitted with two small porthole windows either side of the cabin when delivered to QEA. It had been an ambulance aircraft with the RAAF and was sold to the Flying Doctor Service. AXL was operated by Connellan Airways with these portholes but it is not known if they were installed by the RAAF or by Connellan postwar. Qantas refitted the standard DH84 glasshouse and sent the aircraft to Papua New Guinea. It crashed there at Karanka on September 21, 1951. Note the Qantas hangar still has its wartime camouflage. Photo from: Archerfield Jet Base
Registration / Serial:VH-AXL
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 84A Dragon 3
C/n (msn):2071
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1947 to December 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-AXL
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 84A Dragon 3
C/n (msn):2071
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1947 to December 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:309017Submit Correction
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VH-AXL was fitted with two small porthole windows either side of the cabin when delivered to QEA. It had been an ambulance aircraft with the RAAF and was sold to the Flying Doctor Service. AXL was operated by Connellan Airways with these portholes but it is not known if they were installed by the RAAF or by Connellan postwar. Qantas refitted the standard DH84 glasshouse and sent the aircraft to Papua New Guinea. It crashed there at Karanka on September 21, 1951. Note the Qantas hangar still has its wartime camouflage. Photo from: Archerfield Jet Base
Registration / Serial:VH-AXL
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 84A Dragon 3
C/n (msn):2071
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1947 to December 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-EAK
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
C/n (msn):12872
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:Not known
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:12 December 1946 to 23 October 1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:288829Submit Correction
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Originally built as a C-47A-20-DK, serial 42-93008. Served with the RAAF as A65-45, callsign 'VHCIB'. Acquired by Qantas in December 1946, registered VH-EAK(1). Seen here at an unknown location in New Guinea probably late 1940s. Sold to the Royal Thai Air Force in October 1953, becoming L2-13/96. Crashed in January 1980.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAK
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
C/n (msn):12872
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:Not known
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:12 December 1946 to 23 October 1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-EAK
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
C/n (msn):12872
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:Not known
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:12 December 1946 to 23 October 1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:288829Submit Correction
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Originally built as a C-47A-20-DK, serial 42-93008. Served with the RAAF as A65-45, callsign 'VHCIB'. Acquired by Qantas in December 1946, registered VH-EAK(1). Seen here at an unknown location in New Guinea probably late 1940s. Sold to the Royal Thai Air Force in October 1953, becoming L2-13/96. Crashed in January 1980.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAK
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
C/n (msn):12872
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:Not known
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:12 December 1946 to 23 October 1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-EAJ
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator I
C/n (msn):22
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1949
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Photo ID:273057Submit Correction
View count: 184
Withdrawn from use in 1950. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Australia
Registration / Serial:VH-EAJ
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator I
C/n (msn):22
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1949
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Registration / Serial:VH-EAJ
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator I
C/n (msn):22
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1949
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Photo ID:273057Submit Correction
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Withdrawn from use in 1950. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Australia
Registration / Serial:VH-EAJ
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator I
C/n (msn):22
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1949
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Registration / Serial:VH-EBQ
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5003
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:16 July 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:251936Submit Correction
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While operating a scheduled airline service from Wau to Bulolo and Lae, VH-EBQ crashed in Huon Gulf, 4 miles south of Lae Aerodrome while attempting to land at Lae in low cloud and rain. Originally thought to be due to VFR flight into bad weather, the centre propeller (seen here) was subsequently found to have shed a blade in flight and torn the engine out of its mounts, causing the pilot to lose control.
Registration / Serial:VH-EBQ
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5003
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:16 July 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-EBQ
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5003
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:16 July 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:251936Submit Correction
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While operating a scheduled airline service from Wau to Bulolo and Lae, VH-EBQ crashed in Huon Gulf, 4 miles south of Lae Aerodrome while attempting to land at Lae in low cloud and rain. Originally thought to be due to VFR flight into bad weather, the centre propeller (seen here) was subsequently found to have shed a blade in flight and torn the engine out of its mounts, causing the pilot to lose control.
Registration / Serial:VH-EBQ
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5003
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:16 July 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-EBQ
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5003
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:16 July 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:251935Submit Correction
View count: 90
While operating a scheduled airline service from Wau to Bulolo and Lae, VH-EBQ crashed in Huon Gulf, 4 miles south of Lae Aerodrome while attempting to land at Lae in low cloud and rain. Originally thought to be due to VFR flight into bad weather, the centre propeller was subsequently found to have shed a blade in flight and torn the engine out of its mounts, causing the pilot to lose control.
Registration / Serial:VH-EBQ
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5003
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:16 July 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-EBQ
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5003
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:16 July 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:251935Submit Correction
View count: 90
While operating a scheduled airline service from Wau to Bulolo and Lae, VH-EBQ crashed in Huon Gulf, 4 miles south of Lae Aerodrome while attempting to land at Lae in low cloud and rain. Originally thought to be due to VFR flight into bad weather, the centre propeller was subsequently found to have shed a blade in flight and torn the engine out of its mounts, causing the pilot to lose control.
Registration / Serial:VH-EBQ
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5003
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:16 July 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-UXB
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 90 Dragonfly
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 90 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 90 Dragonfly
C/n (msn):7513
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Cloncurry (YCCY / CNJ)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:January 1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:219194Submit Correction
View count: 47
Seen here after a ground-loop. Sold to Connellan Airways before it was repaired. Flew on with that airline until 1950 and then retired.
Registration / Serial:VH-UXB
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 90 Dragonfly
C/n (msn):7513
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Cloncurry (YCCY / CNJ)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:January 1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-UXB
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 90 Dragonfly
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 90 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 90 Dragonfly
C/n (msn):7513
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Cloncurry (YCCY / CNJ)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:January 1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:219194Submit Correction
View count: 47
Seen here after a ground-loop. Sold to Connellan Airways before it was repaired. Flew on with that airline until 1950 and then retired.
Registration / Serial:VH-UXB
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 90 Dragonfly
C/n (msn):7513
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Cloncurry (YCCY / CNJ)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:January 1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-ACD
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-33 Empire
C/n (msn):S1025
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Clifton
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:January 1944
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Photo ID:216176Submit Correction
View count: 107
Badly damaged during a night training landing at Rose Bay on January 18, 1944. Seen here after being brought ashore. Assessed as not worth repairing and scrapped. Qantas photo. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Australia
Registration / Serial:VH-ACD
Aircraft Version:Short S-33 Empire
C/n (msn):S1025
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:January 1944
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Registration / Serial:VH-ACD
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-33 Empire
C/n (msn):S1025
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Clifton
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:January 1944
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Photo ID:216176Submit Correction
View count: 107
Badly damaged during a night training landing at Rose Bay on January 18, 1944. Seen here after being brought ashore. Assessed as not worth repairing and scrapped. Qantas photo. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Australia
Registration / Serial:VH-ACD
Aircraft Version:Short S-33 Empire
C/n (msn):S1025
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:January 1944
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Registration / Serial:G-AGID
Fleet number:3
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Rigel Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:July 1943 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:204627Submit Correction
View count: 120
Used to connect Australia with Sri Lanka during World War II. Known as the Double Sunrise service as the sun rose twice during the non-stop flights that lasted up to 32 hours. G-AGID scuttled near Rottnest Island on January 30, 1946. When explosives failed to sink it, gun fire was used. G-AGID had flown to its final resting place because a bridge prevented it being towed there. That meant making it airworthy again for its final flight. The Catalinas has been retired when Liberators took over the route. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/ State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGID
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:July 1943 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AGID
Fleet number:3
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Rigel Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:July 1943 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:204627Submit Correction
View count: 120
Used to connect Australia with Sri Lanka during World War II. Known as the Double Sunrise service as the sun rose twice during the non-stop flights that lasted up to 32 hours. G-AGID scuttled near Rottnest Island on January 30, 1946. When explosives failed to sink it, gun fire was used. G-AGID had flown to its final resting place because a bridge prevented it being towed there. That meant making it airworthy again for its final flight. The Catalinas has been retired when Liberators took over the route. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/ State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGID
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:July 1943 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Fleet number:2
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Altair Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:203807Submit Correction
View count: 135
Provided by the RAF during World War II for Qantas to operate non-stop flights between Australia and Sri Lanka (Ceylon). At the end of the war, the RAF ordered G-AGFM scuttled, not scrapped. A bridge over the Swan River prevented it being towed to sea. So the RAF ordered the aircraft by made airworthy again. On February 26, 1946 it was flown to the sea near Rottnest Island where it was sunk with explosives. Except for a wingtip float which had detached and drifted off. It had to be dispatched with a tomahawk. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Fleet number:2
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Altair Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:203807Submit Correction
View count: 135
Provided by the RAF during World War II for Qantas to operate non-stop flights between Australia and Sri Lanka (Ceylon). At the end of the war, the RAF ordered G-AGFM scuttled, not scrapped. A bridge over the Swan River prevented it being towed to sea. So the RAF ordered the aircraft by made airworthy again. On February 26, 1946 it was flown to the sea near Rottnest Island where it was sunk with explosives. Except for a wingtip float which had detached and drifted off. It had to be dispatched with a tomahawk. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-EAU
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 683 Lancaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 683/691 Lancaster/Lancastrian
Aircraft Version:Avro 691 Lancastrian 1
C/n (msn):1180
Operator / Titles:(Qantas Empire Airways - QEA)
City / Airport:Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1948
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:201799Submit Correction
View count: 250
Operated to Japan in support of the Australian occupation troops. Roundel a requirement. Scrapped c1952.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAU
Aircraft Version:Avro 691 Lancastrian 1
C/n (msn):1180
Operator / Titles:(Qantas Empire Airways - QEA)
City / Airport:Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1948
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-EAU
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 683 Lancaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 683/691 Lancaster/Lancastrian
Aircraft Version:Avro 691 Lancastrian 1
C/n (msn):1180
Operator / Titles:(Qantas Empire Airways - QEA)
City / Airport:Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1948
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:201799Submit Correction
View count: 250
Operated to Japan in support of the Australian occupation troops. Roundel a requirement. Scrapped c1952.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAU
Aircraft Version:Avro 691 Lancastrian 1
C/n (msn):1180
Operator / Titles:(Qantas Empire Airways - QEA)
City / Airport:Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1948
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-ABF
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.878
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Cooee
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1938 to December 1938
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
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VH-ABF over Brisbane where Qantas was headquartered at the time. When air services between Australia on the one side and the UK and Africa on the other were cut during World War II, Cooee was unable to get home. Likewise, BOAC's G-AFPZ was trapped on the Australian side, so a swap was arranged. -ABF became G-AFBL in July 1942 and continued with BOAC until scrapped in 1947. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-ABF
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.878
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1938 to December 1938
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-ABF
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.878
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Cooee
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1938 to December 1938
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
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VH-ABF over Brisbane where Qantas was headquartered at the time. When air services between Australia on the one side and the UK and Africa on the other were cut during World War II, Cooee was unable to get home. Likewise, BOAC's G-AFPZ was trapped on the Australian side, so a swap was arranged. -ABF became G-AFBL in July 1942 and continued with BOAC until scrapped in 1947. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-ABF
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.878
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1938 to December 1938
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USG
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2311
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Area:Ilfracombe / Barsdale Station [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:15 November 1934
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:189830Submit Correction
View count: 117
VH-USG was being delivered to Qantas when it crashed soon after departing Longreach killing the three crew and one passenger. As can be seen in the photo, the fin had failed. The problem was a defective fin-trim mechanism and similar faults were found in the rest of the Qantas DH86 fleet. Poor quality control at DH to blame. -USG was neither registered in the UK nor Australia at the time but was being ferried on a UK Certificate of Airworthiness. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-USG
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2311
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Area:Ilfracombe / Barsdale Station [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:15 November 1934
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USG
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2311
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Area:Ilfracombe / Barsdale Station [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:15 November 1934
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View count: 117
VH-USG was being delivered to Qantas when it crashed soon after departing Longreach killing the three crew and one passenger. As can be seen in the photo, the fin had failed. The problem was a defective fin-trim mechanism and similar faults were found in the rest of the Qantas DH86 fleet. Poor quality control at DH to blame. -USG was neither registered in the UK nor Australia at the time but was being ferried on a UK Certificate of Airworthiness. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-USG
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2311
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Area:Ilfracombe / Barsdale Station [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:15 November 1934
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-EAV
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 683 Lancaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 683/691 Lancaster/Lancastrian
Aircraft Version:Avro 691 Lancastrian C3
C/n (msn):1291
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1948 to October 1951
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:187119Submit Correction
View count: 142
Written off when it ran off the runway on take-off at Sydney airport on November 17, 1951. Despite being on a cargo flight, there were seven people on board. All were unharmed.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAV
Aircraft Version:Avro 691 Lancastrian C3
C/n (msn):1291
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1948 to October 1951
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-EAV
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 683 Lancaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 683/691 Lancaster/Lancastrian
Aircraft Version:Avro 691 Lancastrian C3
C/n (msn):1291
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1948 to October 1951
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:187119Submit Correction
View count: 142
Written off when it ran off the runway on take-off at Sydney airport on November 17, 1951. Despite being on a cargo flight, there were seven people on board. All were unharmed.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAV
Aircraft Version:Avro 691 Lancastrian C3
C/n (msn):1291
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1948 to October 1951
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-ADT
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 14 Super Electra
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 14 Super Electra
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra
C/n (msn):1409
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 1945 to 21 December 1946
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:182686Submit Correction
View count: 206
Crashed on take-off from Schofields, New South Wales, on January 22, 1947 and destroyed by fire. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-ADT
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra
C/n (msn):1409
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 1945 to 21 December 1946
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-ADT
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 14 Super Electra
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 14 Super Electra
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra
C/n (msn):1409
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 1945 to 21 December 1946
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:182686Submit Correction
View count: 206
Crashed on take-off from Schofields, New South Wales, on January 22, 1947 and destroyed by fire. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-ADT
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra
C/n (msn):1409
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 1945 to 21 December 1946
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-URI
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth
C/n (msn):4084
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:179355Submit Correction
View count: 41
Withdrawn from use in 1958 at Goroka, Papua New Guinea.
Registration / Serial:VH-URI
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth
C/n (msn):4084
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-URI
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth
C/n (msn):4084
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:179355Submit Correction
View count: 41
Withdrawn from use in 1958 at Goroka, Papua New Guinea.
Registration / Serial:VH-URI
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth
C/n (msn):4084
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-USD
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2308
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:RMA Brisbane
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1937
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:154874Submit Correction
View count: 278
Sold in India as VT-AKZ in March 1939. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-USD
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2308
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1937
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USD
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2308
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:RMA Brisbane
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1937
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:154874Submit Correction
View count: 278
Sold in India as VT-AKZ in March 1939. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-USD
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2308
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1937
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USE
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2309
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:RMA Sydney
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1940
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:153246Submit Correction
View count: 206
VH-USE was the only DH86 in the Qantas fleet when its tail failed near Belmont, nine miles from Brisbane on February 2, 1942. Nine lives lost. When the RAAF returned impressed DH86s to Qantas their fins were strengthened before entering service. The loss of -USE added to the unease over the integrity of the DH86 airframe after earlier structural failures. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-USE
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2309
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1940
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USE
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2309
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:RMA Sydney
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1940
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:153246Submit Correction
View count: 206
VH-USE was the only DH86 in the Qantas fleet when its tail failed near Belmont, nine miles from Brisbane on February 2, 1942. Nine lives lost. When the RAAF returned impressed DH86s to Qantas their fins were strengthened before entering service. The loss of -USE added to the unease over the integrity of the DH86 airframe after earlier structural failures. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-USE
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2309
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1940
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AGKT
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator II
C/n (msn):117
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Learmonth (YPLM / LEA)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:June 1944 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:152867Submit Correction
View count: 462
In 1944, Liberators replaced Catalinas on the long wartime route from Western Australia to Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The aircraft came from BOAC but were operated by Qantas. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGKT
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator II
C/n (msn):117
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Learmonth (YPLM / LEA)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:June 1944 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AGKT
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator II
C/n (msn):117
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Learmonth (YPLM / LEA)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:June 1944 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:152867Submit Correction
View count: 462
In 1944, Liberators replaced Catalinas on the long wartime route from Western Australia to Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The aircraft came from BOAC but were operated by Qantas. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGKT
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator II
C/n (msn):117
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Learmonth (YPLM / LEA)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:June 1944 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive