third of the trio of Lockheed Lodestars acquired by the Department of Civil Aviation
from the RAAF in 1947 and trucked to Parafield, SA, A67-2 never actually flew
in civil service but was instead used as a source of parts for the other two Lodestars
operated by the Department (VH-CAB & VH-CAC). It was built as a C-60-5-LO,
USAAC serial 42-56042. The registration VH-CAA was said to have been allocated
to this aircraft, however at the time VH-CAA was listed as a prohibited marking.
The aircraft is seen here rather worse for wear at Parafield in 1951 shortly before
it was scrapped.
John M. Smith collection)
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