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Serial Number Criteria: 42-68348
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-68347 ... 42-68357 (EXACT MATCH)
Lockheed C-56B Lodestar 
Civilian Model 18-40 originally delivered to NEIAF but were impressed by USAAF after aircraft were
evacuated to Australia in 1942.
68347 (MSN 18-2102) LT9-07, LT-907, radio call sign VH-CAA.   Was operated by 
Qantas. Returned to USAAF but SOC to Australia. To Australian Commercial Airways 
May 1, 1946 as VH-ARZ. To ZK-ANA, to N4632V, converted to 18-50.  To N86K.  Converted to
18-56.  To N796G, to XA-TAP (not deregisted from US since aircraft was not paid for), to
N796G.  To N3998S, but NTU.  Cancelled Feb 27, 2013. 
68348 (MSN 18-2103) LT9-08, LT-908, radio call sign VH-CAB.  Operated by 
Qantas.  W/o Nov 26, 1943 at Port Moresby.  Returned to USAAF and SOC Aug 31, 1944.
68349 (MSN 18-2104) LT9-09, LT-909, radio call sign VH-CAC. Operated by 
Guinea Airways.  Returned to USXAAF Aug 31, 1944.  It served with Australian National 
Airlines May 1, 1946 as VH-ARY and with New Zealand as ZK-ALZ.  
W/o Feb 10, 1947 at Palmerston, New Zealand and did not enter service.
68350 (MSN 18-2109) LT9-14, LT-914 radio call sign VHCAD.  W/o either 
Jul 14, 1942 or in Jan 1944 at Tennant Creek.  
SUMAC condemned as excess inventory Aug 31, 1944
68351 (MSN 18-2120) LT9-16, LT-916 radio call sign VH-CAE.  Operated 
by Ansett.  W/o Nov 11, 1942 at Archer Field.  SUMAC 
condemned as excess inventory Aug 31, 1944
68352 (MSN 18-2121) LT9-17, LT-917 radio call sign VH-CAF.  Operated 
by ANA.  W/o Apr 23, 1944 at Archer Field.  Returned to SUMAC and SOC Aug 31, 1944.
68353 (MSN 18-2123) LT9-19, LT-919 radio call sign VH-CAG.  W/o by bombs Aug 17, 
1942 at Maple.  SUMAC condemned as excess inventory 
Aug 31, 1944
68354 (MSN 18-2125) LT9-21, LT-921 radio call sign VH-CAH.  W/o by enemy action  Nov 
30, 1942 at Dobodura, Buna, Papua New Guinea.  SUMAC condemned as excess 
inventory Aug 31, 1944
68355 (MSN 18-2127) LT9-23, LT-923 radio call sign VH-CAI.  W/o by bombs Aug 17, 1942 at
Maple.  Returned to SUMAC and condemned as excess inventory Aug 31, 1944.  Sometimes
reported as current as N7001, but that aircraft is MSN 2427.
68356 (MSN 18-2128) LT9-24, LT-924 radio call sign VH-CAJ.  Operated by
National Airlines, Australia.  W/o Feb 26, 1943 at Garbutt, near Townsville, Queensland.  Returned
to USAAF and SOC.
68357 (MSN 18-2129) formerly LT9-25, LT-925 radio call sign VH-CAK.  TO RAAF Jul 1942.  To VH-CAK with
SUMAC diverted to Qantas Airways, Australia.  W/o Mar 15, 1944 at Bundaberg.  Returned to USAAF
and SOC Aug 31, 1944.

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