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This aircraft was constructed at the Douglas Long Beach plant - June 1943

Built as a Douglas C-47A-35-DL under Contract No. AC-20669

Delivered to the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) - July 05, 1943

Allocated the U. S. serial number 42-23951

This plane flew as VH-AFA  with Qantas Empire Airway and had the distinction of operating the first Qantas service between Australia and PNG - 2nd April 1945 - Route: Sydney - Brisbane - Rockhampton - Townsville - Cairns - Port Moresby - Lae


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