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  C-56B Lodestar Serial Number 42-68355 Tail VH-CAI
USAAF
5th AF
374th TCG
22nd TCS

Aircraft History
Constructor Number 18-2127. Previosuly served with RNEIAF as LT9-23. Assigned to the USSAF 374th TCG, 22nd TCS with Tail Code VH-CAI. Later allocated USAAF serial 42-68355.

Mission History
On August 17, 1942 parked on the ground at 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby. Destroyed on the ground during a Japanese air raid. Officially condemned on August 31, 1944

References
Allied Air Transport Operations SWPA in WWII, Volume 1 page 329
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional details

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Last Updated
April 16, 2016

 

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