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Digital Photograph - ANA DC-3 Aircraft 'Kyilla' Refuelling at Essendon Airport, 1948 Image Reg. No: MM 110358

Description Of Content:
Airplane on tarmac being refuelled by a GMC fuel truck at airport.

This photograph shows Essendon Airport, with an Australian National Airways (ANA) DC3 aircraft 'Kyilla' being refuelled in December 1948. Betty Watkins was going on holiday to Tasmania, and this was the plane she would be travelling on. She went with her fiance Len and a couple of friends.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Paul Watkins, 2006
Contributed by Mr Paul Watkins
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: propeller aircraft - passenger
Inscriptions: (11) ANA DC3. Essendon Airport Dec. 1948 Photographer: Betty Watkins Trip to Tasmania.
People Depicted: unknown
Organisations Depicted: Essendon Airport; Australian National Airline
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Essendon, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1948
Photographer: Mrs Betty Watkins
Owner of Item Depicted: Australian National Airways Pty Ltd (ANA), Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1948


John Hopton Posted on 17 Jan 2012 5:51 PM
this DC-3, registered as VH-UZJ, was damaged beyond repair in an accident VERY shortly after this image recorded, during a pilot-training flight on 29 December, 1948 on the Mangalore Aerodrome : for many years the fuselage was used for hostess-training at Essendon Aerodrome

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