Aircraft Photo of VH-CXC | Douglas DC-5-511 | Australian National Airways - ANA | #1160
Registration / Serial:VH-CXC
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-5
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-5 (C-110/R3D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-5-511
C/n (msn):426
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA / USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Brisbane - ArcherfieldMap
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YBAF   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:July 1943 to April 1944
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Photo ID: 1160
Photo Comment

Formerly PK-ADD with KNILM and flown to Australia in 1942 to escape the Japanese advance through Indonesia. Impressed by the USAAF, it was operated by Australian National Airways (note small "ANA" on the nose) with the call sign VHCXC. It was given a temporary serial of 41-426 and later, after it was withdrawn from use, an official serial of 44-83232 and the official type designation C-110.
ANA bought the DC-5 after the war and it became VH-ARD. After a couple of changes of ownership, it went to Israel in 1948 as a makeshift bomber. It ended its days in a children's playground. Scanned from the original negative, now held by Bill Gray. Photographer's name unknown.

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