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Douglas DC-3 (VH-AES) - Constructed in 1942 (c/n 6021) flown by 46 & 21 Troop Carrier Squadron, 5th Air Force and named Shanghai Lil. Sold to the Department of Civil Aviation in 1944 entering the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AES and operated by Australian National Airways as a freighter. re-configured for passenger service and tranferred to Trans Australia Airlines in 1946. AES was cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register in 1974 and then in 1979 was suspended 5 metres above the ground in front of Melbournes Tullamarine Airport Passenger Terminal and remained as a static display until mid 1987.br /Re-entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AES on September 6, 1988 and finally returned to flying status September 9, 1988.br /br /<a href="a rel=nofollow href=http://www.aussieairliners.org/dc-3/vh-aes/vhaes.html&quothttp://www.aussieairliners.org/dc-3/vh-aes/vhaes.html"/a; rel="nofollow">a rel=nofollow href=http://www.aussieairliners.org/dc-3/vh-aes/vhaes.html</a&gtwww.aussieairliners.org/dc-3/vh-aes/vhaes.html</a>/a;
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Douglas DC-3 (VH-AES)

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Constructed in 1942 (c/n 6021) flown by 46 & 21 Troop Carrier Squadron, 5th Air Force and named 'Shanghai Lil'. Sold to the Department of Civil Aviation in 1944 entering the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AES and operated by Australian National Airways as a freighter. re-configured for passenger service and tranferred to Trans Australia Airlines in 1946. AES was cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register in 1974 and then in 1979 was suspended 5 metres above the ground in front of Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport Passenger Terminal and remained as a static display until mid 1987.
Re-entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AES on September 6, 1988 and finally returned to flying status September 9, 1988.

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