Aircraft Photo of VH-UIW | Junkers W 33d | #235246
Registration / Serial:VH-UIW
Aircraft Original Type:Junkers W 33
Aircraft Generic Type:Junkers W 33
Aircraft Version:Junkers W 33d
C/n (msn):2575
Aircraft Name:The Lady Letti
City / Airport:Alexishafen - Danip (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:1960 to 1979
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 235246
Photo Comment

VH-UIW was written off at Wau on October 18, 1932. The wreck was acquired by the Catholic Mission at Alexishafen and moved there with a view to a rebuild. It was still there when the Japanese invaded during World War II and suffered damage during Allied air raids. Danip airstrip fell out of use after the war and it and -UIW were claimed by the jungle. In the 1980s the Junkers was recovered by the PNG defence force first to Madang and then Lae for the National Museum. It is no longer shown as part of the collection.

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