VH-AEZ boarding passengers at an unknown location. It was sold to East-West Airlines as VH-EWD in 1955. In 1966 it was sold to Brain and Brown as VH-BAM for use as a freighter, its passenger door replaced with the double doors it had as a USAAF C-47A.
Scrapped at Moorabbin in 1961 four years after being withdrawn from use. Despite what is stated in multiple places online, this is not the aircraft that was converted into CA-28 Ceres VH-SSF. That was converted from CA-16 A20-129 purchased by CAC in 1958 as a direct disposal from the government. Both aircraft existed at the same time, the Ceres initially registered as VH-CEO in January 1961. Source: Geoff Goodall.
Damaged in ground-loop on takeoff at a farming property at Bethong NSW in 1965 - the year after it had been cancelled from the register. Became a piece of playground equipment for children and fell derelict.
The first production FU-24, first flown in the US rather than New Zealand. Delivered with an open cockpit that had been replaced by September 1956. ZK-BDS was rebuilt and upgraded several times. At the time it was destroyed in a crash at Matawai on September 20, 2003 (yes, 49 years of ag work) it was an FU-24-950M with almost twice the power it had in 1954.
Note the blind flying hood fitted to the front seat. Demons were used for training at the outbreak of World War II. A1-2 was damaged in a taxiing accident at Point Cook air base on March 17, 1941. Not repaired.