Ansett Airways Ltd Hangar Fire - 1939
Somewhat ironically, the hangars in the background of the photo above belong to the airline giant of the pre- and early post-war years, Australian National Airlines (ANA). Despite the 1939 disaster, ANA would eventually be taken over by its smaller rival in October 1957 to form Ansett-ANA. Note also the tower in the left background of the photo above which is the antenna for the new Essendon 33 Mc 'Lorenz' Radio Range.
Click here to see some photos inside the hangar.
(Photos: Lindsay Wise collection)
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