Aviation Photo #1363908 Douglas DC-3(C) - Trans Australia Airlines - TAA (Hawdon Operations)

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GE Bicentennial Around Australia Air Race - race no 54. Flown by Australian Airlines chief pilot David Wiltshire, & others. Del as 41-18660 to USAAF 6.11.42. To 5th AF, Australia 1.43, as "Shanghai Lil". To VH-AES Dept of Civil Aviation 24.8.44. To Trans Australian Airlines "Hawdon" 3.7.46, flew TAA's 1st service 9.9.46. To VH-SBA 8.12.60, VH-AES 9.9.71 - 25th anniv of TAA. To VH-SBA 10.9.71. Last serv 9.71, preserved at Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport. Restored to flying 1988.
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    David Eyre
    Trans Australia Airlines - TAA (Hawdon Operations)
    Douglas DC-3(C)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas
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    VH-AES
    Jandakot
    Western Australia
    Australia
    September 25, 1988
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