Loila, Australian National Airways, de Havilland aeroplane, Mascot, Sydney, 24 April 1937

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Loila, Australian National Airways VH-UUB, de Havilland aeroplane, Mascot, Sydney, 24 April 1937, from original film negative, State Library of New South Wales, ON 388/Box 075/Item 124, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/93QXRbq1.


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    • 18/Aug/2022 07:30:56

    "... VH-UUB was delivered to Holymans Airways Pty Ltd at Launceston, Tasmania in September of 1935 and named "Loila" (aborigine for "sky"). When ANA took over from Holymans at the end of 1936 this DH 86 was transferred to their asset register. It served them well until the outbreak of war and was then impressed into military service with the RAAF, becoming A31-3. It was destroyed by a fire on 14 April 1942. ..." From - www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UUB.html (with more photos including interior)

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    • 18/Aug/2022 07:35:48

    "The de Havilland Express, also known as the de Havilland D.H.86, was a four-engined passenger aircraft manufactured by the de Havilland Aircraft Company between 1934 and 1937." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Express