VH-ANX. Douglas C-47A-65-DL. c/n 18949.


 

Construction completed at the Douglas Long Beach plant - October 1943

Built as a Douglas C-47A-65-DL

Delivered to the United States Army Air Force - October 19, 1943

Allocated U.S. serial number 42-100486

Delivered to the 5th Air Force at Brisbane - December 12, 1943

Operated by 40th TCS as 'Cheeky Charlie' with nose number '32'

Operated by 6th TCS with nose number 'W514'

Operated by 67th TCS and 68th TCS before being returned to 6th TCS at Tacloban

Withdrawn from use and transferred to U.S. Foreign Disposals Commission - 1945

Sold to Australian National Airways - August 17, 1945

Aircraft had flown 3,012 hours

Ferried Manila-Melbourne (Essendon) for conversion to civilian standards

During overhaul it was converted to a DC-3C with seating for 21 passengers

It had been excluded from USAAF inventory due to its sale to ANA

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ANX (CofR 853) - December 17, 1945

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd

Aircraft was named 'Tarrana' (kangaroo)

Registered as DC-3C-G202A as it had been fitted with Wright GR-1820-G202A cyclone engines - July 31, 1950

Utilised by Butler Air Transport for short periods but exact details are unknown

Converted to full freighter configuration - 1957

Registered to Ansett-ANA - October 1957

Commenced weekly Ansett-ANA freight service Cairns-Port Moresby - March 10, 1966

Leased to Airlines of South Australia - 1967

Withdrawn from serviceat Essendon Airport - May 9, 1968

Reregistered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - December 18, 1969

Sold to MMA - March 1, 1970

Delivered to MMA at Perth in freighter configuration - March 3, 1970

Used by MMA to mainly transport spare engines around the state as required

By 1971 MMA had no pilots that were DC-3 rated and Ansett pilots had to be flown to Perth when needed

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd - March 12, 1972

Acquired Australian Aircraft Sales logo on basic Ansett 'delta' livery

Ferried Perth-Melbourne for storage - March 12 - 15, 1972

Registered to Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd - April 19, 1972

Prepared for sale to Inter Island Transfer (Hawaii) Inc

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N99131 - June 15, 1972

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to Honolulu - August 27, 1972

Arrived Honolulu at conclusion of delivery flight - August 30, 1972

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 30, 1972

Registered to Inter Island Transfer (Hawaii) Inc - December 1973

Inter Island Transfer had contracts to carry outsized tourist's baggage to island resorts

Transferred to Honolulu Leasing - June 1975

Leased to Genavco Corp for cargo operations - April 1976

Aircraft was named 'Tyranna'

Observed in a derelict condition at Honolulu Airport - September 1977

Registered to Genavco Corporation - March 15, 1978

Observed undergoing restoration at Honolulu - September 1983

Operated by Aloha Airlines Inc to celebrate that airline's 40th Anniversary - April 1988

Aircraft had flown more than 51,000 hours by this date

Observed at Honolulu with Air Venezuela titles as 'YVP-2PL4' - May 2001

Genavco was acquired by Kamaka Air Inc - 2003

Withdrawn from use and stored at Honolulu - April 2004

Registered to Kamaka Air Inc - April 11, 2004

Advertised for sale at Honolulu Airport - April 28, 2004

Operated final revenue service - ?

Withdrawn from use and stored at Honolulu Airport

Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbour express interest in acquiring aircraft for preservation - September 2010

Aircraft was donated to the Pacific Aviation Museum - ?

Ownership transferred to Pacific Aviation Museum - ?

Dismantled at Honolulu Airport in preparation for road transportation to Museum - April 2012

Towed from Honolulu Airport to Ford Island by Hawaii Military Vehicle Preservation Association - April 14, 2012

Final journey took approximately 45 minutes

Aircraft to be completely repainted into former U.S.A.A.F. livery for display

Anticipated display date - late Spring 2013

 


 

 

VH-ANX. Australian National Airways - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, August 1955.

VH-ANX. Australian National Airways - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, October 1955.

 

VH-ANX. Ansett-ANA - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, January 1967.

VH-ANX. Ansett-ANA - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, January 1967.

VH-ANX. Ansett-ANA - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, January 1967.

VH-ANX. Ansett-ANA - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, June 1967.

VH-ANX. Ansett-ANA - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, June 1968.

VH-ANX. Ansett-ANA - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, February 1970.

VH-ANX. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Essendon Airport, June 1972.

VH-ANX. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Essendon Airport, July 1972.

VH-ANX. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Essendon Airport, July 1972.

N99131. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Honolulu Airport, October 1973.

N99131. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Honolulu Airport, August 1981.

N99131. Genavco Air Cargo - in the full livery at Honolulu Airport, April 1985.

N99131. Aloha Airlines - in the Genavco livery at Honolulu Airport, April 1987.

N99131. Genavco Air Cargo - in the full livery at Honolulu Airport, April 1991.

N99131. Genavco Air Cargo - in the full livery at Honolulu Airport, November 1996.

N99131. Aero Venezuela - in the Genavco livery at Honolulu Airport, March 2001.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling the aircraft at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - dismantling complete at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - the final move at Honolulu Airport, March 31, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - ready to depart Honolulu Airport for the last time, April 14, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - ready to depart Honolulu Airport for the last time, April 14, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - the final journey begins, April 14, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - ready to depart Honolulu Airport for the last time, April 14, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - secured to the tow truck the move commences, April 14, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - with traffic halted the final journey is undertaken, April 14, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - with traffic halted the final journey is undertaken, April 14, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - with traffic halted the final journey is undertaken, April 14, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - with traffic halted the final journey is undertaken, April 14, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - with traffic halted the final journey is undertaken, April 14, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - with traffic halted the final journey is undertaken, April 14, 2012.
N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - with traffic halted the final journey is undertaken, April 14, 2012.

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - with traffic halted the final journey is undertaken, April 14, 2012.

 

N99131. Pacific Aviation Museum - arriving at her new home, April 14, 2012.