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On May 2, 1944 to De Havilland, then assigned to 2 AP on June 25, 1944 and two days later to 5 AD. On November 11, 1944 to 11 ERTS. On February 19, 1945 to 13 ARD.
On May 26, 1945 assigned to 12 Local Air Supply Unit (LASU). Coded L-TA. On May 30, 1945 this aircraft struck an obstruction during takeoff. On July 4, 1945 struck treetops after take off but landed safely and was repaired.
On August 13, 1945 this aircraft, piloted by F/O W. H. R. Smith from RAAF 12 Local Air Supply Unit (LASU) was the first aircraft to land and take off from Kiarivu Airfield. Since the runway was still soft from construction, parachute bundles from prior air drops were used to mark the best area for landing.
On September 14, 1945 Japanese Army 18th Army commander Lt. General Hatazo Adachi was transported as a passenger in the forward cockpit of this aircraft. Took off from Cape Wom Airfield piloted by F/O T. L. Collier and flown southward to Kiarivu Airfield where Adachi returned to his headquarters near Kiarivu.
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