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  Lockheed  Lodestar Serial Number A67-10  
RAAF
37 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed. Constructors Number 2613. USAAF Serial Number 43-16453.

Wartime History
Shipped to Australia and assigned to the RAAF and assembled by 3 AD on January 11, 1944 with call sign VH-RAJ. Issued to 37 Squadron that same day.

On September 6, 1944 suffered a port undercarriage collapse while taxing at Merauke Airfield. Repaired at the airfield and damaged again when a it blew out a tire. Afterwards, this aircraft was repaired at the airfield.

On December 6, 1944 damaged again when tyre blew on landing, causing a ground looped. Repaired at Parafield Airfield and fitting of seats from Hudson A16-116. Afterwards, issued to 4 Comm Unit 30 Mar 1945. Transferred 1 Comm Unit 10 May 1945. To 7 AD for repairs, then storage June 12, 1945.

Postwar
Sold to DCA on March 19, 1947 and registered as VH-CAB.

References
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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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