Awaiting its fate in the Essendon graveyard. It was scrapped in 1969 but may have been grounded as early as 1965 following an accident at Warrnambool on April 1. It was trucked back to Melbourne and repaired. Officially, it was withdrawn from use in September 1966.
VH-ANP was ordered for Eastern Air Lines but impressed as a C-49B while still on the production line and given the serial 41-7693. It served in Australia with the USAAF, RAAF and airline ANA using the callsign VHCDE. ANA purchased the aircraft in 1946 and converted it to DC-3 standard. At the time of the photo it was still in use but was withdrawn in June. Two years later it was scrapped at the airport after authorities refused to allow its removal. This was done to protect the prevailing Two-Airline Policy which rigorously controlled competition.
VH-ANN was built as a DC-3-384 but was impressed as C-49 41-7687 before delivery. It served with the USAAF, RAAF and airline ANA in Australia and Papua New Guinea during World War II with the call sign VHCDB. ANA purchased it in 1946 and converted it back to DC-3 standard (as VH-ANN) and installed Wright Cyclone engines like other DC-3s in its fleet. -ANN was withdrawn from use in 1966 and scrapped in 1967.