I would say Taieri for sure. The interior hangar structure doesn't match any air force hangar, and if you look at post # 40 on page 3 of the thread there is a photo of this aircraft outside the NAC hangar at Taieri. Photo was taken about the same time as the markings match (no fin flash, overpainted USAAF markings in 6 positions only). Photo would have been taken probably 1952 as aircraft was taken on charge by 4 (TAF) sqn in Sept 51 and written off in Feb 53. It was the only one to be painted with the later style 4 Sqn marking.
More great photos Paul! I was looking at the loop photo over the mudflaps and it looks like they have started from a barrel roll then transitioned into the loop going by the smoke trail starting bottom left. Smooth!
Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 18, 2009 11:04:51 GMT 12
Wow, those Canberra photos are really neat. Nice to see a silver trainer sneak in with the camouflaged bombers too. Is that a civil airliner in the background? It looks like a Boeing 707 or something, with possibly TWA on the tail?