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Assembled and test flown on August 5, 1936. On August 20, flown to Essendon and nicknamed "C.J. Levien" (the founder of Guinea Airways). On September 5, flown by pilots Eric Chater and Bert Heath to Mascot Airfield near Sydney, in a record 2 hours 26 minutes, then to Brisbane the same day and flown to Port Douglas September 18.
On Sepember 19, 1936 departed Port Douglas direct to Wau Airfield (4 hour flight).
On November 13, returned to Wau Airfield and continued flying, until Electra service in New Guinea was discontinued.
During February 1937, used to survey route form Adelaide to Darwin, and then began flying the route. Damaged at Tennant Creek, repaired and flown to Darwin during April.
During May departed Darwin for Melbourne chartered by Sun Newspaper with photographs of the coronation of King George VI.
In July 1937, surveyed route from Adelaide to Sydney via Mildura, Hay and Cootamundra. In August begin flying this route, terminated on July 16, 1938.
During 1943-1944 used on Guinea Airways courier service between Adelaide and Darwin. On February 4, 1944, force landed near Cowell, South Australia, aircraft was not damaged.
On August 28, 1946 sold to Union Airways in New Zealand and registered as ZK-ALH. Shipped to Wellington aboard Karitane and was reassembled.
Suffered damaged at Hamilton on February 24, 1949 and was repaired. When withdrawn from New Zealand service on July 29, 1949 the aircraft had logged over 19,607+ hours.
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