E-MAIL FROM  EDDIE COATES
REGARDING NEI-AF LOCKHEED LODESTARS

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Subject:   ex NEI Lodestars
Date:           Sat, 5 Aug 2000 16:31:43 -0700
From:          "Albert Coates" <Eddiecoates@email.msn.com>

I'm doing a book (or trying to, that is), which will be mainly photographic, of 1940's to -mid 1960's airlines and airliners. I have a photograph of a Canadian Pacific Airlines Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar CF-CPB in camouflaged markings. It is c/n 2179 ex LT9-28 of NEI Air Forces.

Question: Were these later LT9- series ever delivered to the NEI or were they diverted directly to civil operators after the fall? What do you know about them? I suspect the three that escaped to Brisbane in 1942 were probably LT9-22,23 and 24. By the way, where are you? I used to live in Melbourne in the 1940's and 50's. Hence have many photos of VH- stuff of that era.

Regards
Eddie Coates
884 Rim Crest Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 497-3873

 

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