VH-ALN. Boeing PB2B-2 Catalina. c/n 61185.

Was also registered as: VH-EBC.


Built by Boeing for the Royal Australian Air Force

Issued to the R.A.A.F. as A24-354

Surplus to requirements and struck-off-charge - ?

Sold to W. R. Carpenter and converted to civilian standards - 1947

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ALN - May 15, 1947

Operated by Island Airways (a subsidiary of Mandated Airlines) - September 2, 1947

Aircraft was named 'Island Chieftain'

Sold to Captain P. G. Taylor - ?

Sold to Qantas Empire Airways - April 1949

Reregistered as VH-EBC - April 5, 1949

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways, Sydney

Withdrawn from use at Rose Bay, Sydney - November 11, 1958

Broken up for spares at Rose Bay, Sydney

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 9, 1959




VH-EBC. Qantas Empire Airways - in the all-metal livery, location and date unknown.