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Truck and Plane 13 Aug 2019 16:59 #202443

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Lang wrote: Great clear photo. What truck? This DeHavilland Moth had what might be called a "colourful" history.



VH-UOK 22/07/30 to 09/05/31. The aircraft struck a down current when taking off 01/11/30 and struck a fence. The aircraft was also put in a spin 15/12/30 and crashed into mangroves north of the Barron River near Stratford Bridge QLD. Pilot and passenger injured. Registered VH-UOK 18/06/31 to 22/07/40. Failed to recover from a dive 09/10/38 and crashed. The pilot and passenger were killed. Impressed into RAAF Service 22/07/40 as RAAF Serial No. "A7-103". 3 EFTS (22/07/40), 1 EFTS (2/12/40) Crashed on landing 22/01/41 at Parafield. To spares 24/02/41.

Lang, do you know where that incident happened?

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Truck and Plane 13 Aug 2019 18:32 #202445

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Which incident of the 5?

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Truck and Plane 13 Aug 2019 18:56 #202446

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Google tells me:
Location: Newmarket, Brisbane, Queensland.
Description: The loading of an aeroplane on a lorry in Thurlow Street, Newmarket, caused quite a stir amongst local residents. It is a rebuilt metal Moth plane VH-UOK, assembled at the 'premises of Mr. Wilson G. Gersekowski during his spare time over the past four months. Yesterday It was taken to the aerodrome. (1939, June 5). The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947)
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Truck and Plane 14 Aug 2019 19:59 #202456

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Thanks Swishy, I was thinking it looked like Kelvin Grove. Newmarket is an adjoining suburb.

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