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  Junkers  Ju-52-3m Registration Number VH-BUW  

Aircraft History
Built by Junkers, J641375.

Impounded in Sweden, assigned to Aerotrafik and registered as SE-AYB during 1945. Next, registered as OY-DFU during January 1946 and nicknamed 'Uffe Viking' . Next, to PRIV: Ahrenberg, registered SE-AYB during 1950.

One of three Ju-52's purchased by Bobby Gibbes from Sweeden in May 1955: this aircraft, Ju-52 SE-BUE and Ju-52 SE-BUD.

Flown to New Guinea. Registered as VH-BUW in March 1957 and operated by Gibbes' Sepik Airways. Next, owned by Mandated Airlines (MAL) registered as VH-GSW during January 1959.

Wreckage
Scrapped at Adelaide, Australia.

References
Sepik Pilot mentions this aircraft
Junkers Production Details
Thanks to Bruce Hoy

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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