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Withdrawn from use at Rose Bay, Sydney - November 11, 1958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