Photo Album

These images of the 1934 London to Melbourne MacRobertson Trophy Air Race have been restored from a variety of public and private collections.

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BEFORE THE RACE
  •  DC-2 production at the Douglas factory, Santa Monica, California, February 1934 (Boeing)

    DC-2 production at the Douglas factory, Santa Monica, California, February 1934 (Boeing)

  •  Newly built DC-2 (PH-AJU) at the Douglas factory, Santa Monica, California (Boeing)

    Newly built DC-2 (PH-AJU) at the Douglas factory, Santa Monica, California (Boeing)

  •  Newly built DC-2 (PH-AJU) at the Douglas factory, Santa Monica, California

    Newly built DC-2 (PH-AJU) at the Douglas factory, Santa Monica, California

  •  Newly built DC-2 (PH-AJU) at the Douglas factory, Santa Monica, California

    Newly built DC-2 (PH-AJU) at the Douglas factory, Santa Monica, California

  •  Douglas Aircraft Company President Donald Douglas Wills Jnr and KLM pilot Koene Parmentier, Santa Monica

    Douglas Aircraft Company President Donald Douglas Wills Jnr and KLM pilot Koene Parmentier, Santa Monica

  •  DC-2 (PH-AJU) being hoisted to the deck of the S.S. Statendam at New York, bound for the Netherlands

    DC-2 (PH-AJU) being hoisted to the deck of the S.S. Statendam at New York, bound for the Netherlands

  •  DC-2 (PH-AJU) fuselage being unloaded at Waalhaven Dock (Rotterdam)

    DC-2 (PH-AJU) fuselage being unloaded at Waalhaven Dock (Rotterdam)

  •  DC-2 (PH-AJU) fuselage being unloaded at Waalhaven Dock (Rotterdam)

    DC-2 (PH-AJU) fuselage being unloaded at Waalhaven Dock (Rotterdam)

  •  DC-2 (PH-AJU) being hauled from the Waalhaven docks (Rotterdam) to the nearby airport for reassembly by the Fokker company

    DC-2 (PH-AJU) being hauled from the Waalhaven docks (Rotterdam) to the nearby airport for reassembly by the Fokker company

  •  Passengers return after a publicity flight from Rotterdam to Amsterdam on the KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU), September 1934

    Passengers return after a publicity flight from Rotterdam to Amsterdam on the KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU), September 1934

  •  KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) fully reassembled after being shipped from the United States

    KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) fully reassembled after being shipped from the United States

  •  The reassembled KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) at Waalhaven Airport. It had not been named 'Uiver' at this time

    The reassembled KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) at Waalhaven Airport. It had not been named 'Uiver' at this time

  •  German aviatrix and passenger on the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2, Thea Rasche and KLM manager for Germany, Harry Laponder

    German aviatrix and passenger on the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2, Thea Rasche and KLM manager for Germany, Harry Laponder

  •  KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) publicity flight over Rotterdam

    KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) publicity flight over Rotterdam

  •  KLM DC-2  (PH-AJU) publicity flight over Rotterdam

    KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) publicity flight over Rotterdam

  •  KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) publicity flight over Rotterdam

    KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) publicity flight over Rotterdam

  •  KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) publicity flight over Rotterdam

    KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) publicity flight over Rotterdam

  •  KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) crew, L > R: Cornelis van Brugge (Radio operator), Koene Dirk Parmentier (Captain), Jan Johannes Moll (First Officer) and Bouwe Prins (Flight Engineer) (Air France-KLM)

    KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) crew, L > R: Cornelis van Brugge (Radio operator), Koene Dirk Parmentier (Captain), Jan Johannes Moll (First Officer) and Bouwe Prins (Flight Engineer) (Air France-KLM)

  •  KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) crew, L > R: Cornelis van Brugge (Radio Operator), Koene Dirk Parmentier (Captain), Jan Johannes Moll (First Officer) and Bouwe Prins (Flight Engineer) (Air France-KLM)

    KLM DC-2 (PH-AJU) crew, L > R: Cornelis van Brugge (Radio Operator), Koene Dirk Parmentier (Captain), Jan Johannes Moll (First Officer) and Bouwe Prins (Flight Engineer) (Air France-KLM)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 First Officer Jan Moll (L) and Captain Koene Parmentier (R)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 First Officer Jan Moll (L) and Captain Koene Parmentier (R)

  •  Race markings being painted on the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2

    Race markings being painted on the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in final race livery prior to departure for Mildenhall

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in final race livery prior to departure for Mildenhall

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew about to depart for Mildenhall.

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew about to depart for Mildenhall.

  •  KLM Captain Koene Parmentier in the cockpit of the 'Uiver' DC-2

    KLM Captain Koene Parmentier in the cockpit of the 'Uiver' DC-2

  •  KLM Captain Koene Parmentier and First Officer Jan Moll in the cockpit of the 'Uiver' DC-2

    KLM Captain Koene Parmentier and First Officer Jan Moll in the cockpit of the 'Uiver' DC-2

  •  KLM Radio Operator Cornelis van Brugge in the 'Uiver' DC-2

    KLM Radio Operator Cornelis van Brugge in the 'Uiver' DC-2

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 and Pander S4 at Schiphol airport before leaving the Netherlands (Air France-KLM)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 and Pander S4 at Schiphol airport before leaving the Netherlands (Air France-KLM)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Waalhaven Airport

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Waalhaven Airport

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 departing for Mildenhall

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 departing for Mildenhall

  •  Crowds at Waalhaven Airport to see the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 depart the Netherlands

    Crowds at Waalhaven Airport to see the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 depart the Netherlands

  •  Crowds at Waalhaven Airport to see the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 depart the Netherlands

    Crowds at Waalhaven Airport to see the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 depart the Netherlands

  •  Reassembled KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Schiphol Airport

    Reassembled KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Schiphol Airport

  •  Colonel Roscoe Turner's Boeing 247D on the deck of the SS Washington at Plymouth dock, October 1934

    Colonel Roscoe Turner's Boeing 247D on the deck of the SS Washington at Plymouth dock, October 1934

  •  Boeing crew, Clyde Pangborn, Roscoe Turner and Reeder Nichols on the deck of the SS Washington (Martin Nichols collection)

    Boeing crew, Clyde Pangborn, Roscoe Turner and Reeder Nichols on the deck of the SS Washington (Martin Nichols collection)

  •  Colonel Roscoe Turner's Boeing 247D being loaded in the United States for shipping to England

    Colonel Roscoe Turner's Boeing 247D being loaded in the United States for shipping to England

  •  Amy Mollison (Johnson) and Jim Mollison with their de Havilland DH.88 'Black Magic' under construction at Hatfield aerodrome

    Amy Mollison (Johnson) and Jim Mollison with their de Havilland DH.88 'Black Magic' under construction at Hatfield aerodrome

RACE START

MILDENHALL
  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 and the Boeing 247D 'Warner Brothers comet' at Mildenhall

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 and the Boeing 247D 'Warner Brothers comet' at Mildenhall

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Mildenhall

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Mildenhall

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Mildenhall

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Mildenhall

  •  German aviatrix Thea Rasche, passenger on the Uiver DC-2 arriving at Mildenhall

    German aviatrix Thea Rasche, passenger on the Uiver DC-2 arriving at Mildenhall

  •  British aviators Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black with their de Havilland DH.88 'Grosvenor House'

    British aviators Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black with their de Havilland DH.88 'Grosvenor House'

  •  Australian Ray Parer with his Fairy Fox I (finished 12th)

    Australian Ray Parer with his Fairy Fox I (finished 12th)

  •  Americans Colonel Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborn with their Boeing 247D

    Americans Colonel Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborn with their Boeing 247D

  •  Flying officer Harold Gilman and amateur pilot james Baines at Mildenhall. Tragically the pair were killed when their aircraft crashed in Italy

    Flying officer Harold Gilman and amateur pilot james Baines at Mildenhall. Tragically the pair were killed when their aircraft crashed in Italy

  •  Amy Mollison (Johnson) and Jim Mollison with their de Havilland DH.88 'Black Magic'

    Amy Mollison (Johnson) and Jim Mollison with their de Havilland DH.88 'Black Magic'

  •  Amy Mollison (Johnson) and Jim Mollison in their de Haviland DH.88 'Black Magic' about to depart Mildenhall (did not finish)

    Amy Mollison (Johnson) and Jim Mollison in their de Haviland DH.88 'Black Magic' about to depart Mildenhall (did not finish)

  •  British aviators Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black with their DH.88 'Grosvenor House'

    British aviators Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black with their DH.88 'Grosvenor House'

  •  Aircraft mechanic Don Young (L), Clyde Pangborn (C) and Roscoe Turner (R). Reeder Nichols at rear.

    Aircraft mechanic Don Young (L), Clyde Pangborn (C) and Roscoe Turner (R). Reeder Nichols at rear.

  •  Boeing 247D crew, L>R: Aircraft mechanic Don Young, co-pilot Clyde Pangborn, radio operator Reeder Nichols, pilot Roscoe Turner and race official (Martin Nichols collection)

    Boeing 247D crew, L>R: Aircraft mechanic Don Young, co-pilot Clyde Pangborn, radio operator Reeder Nichols, pilot Roscoe Turner and race official (Martin Nichols collection)

  •  Dutch crew of the Pander S4 (L>R) Gerrit Geysendorffer, Dirk Asjes and Pieter Pronk

    Dutch crew of the Pander S4 (L>R) Gerrit Geysendorffer, Dirk Asjes and Pieter Pronk

  •  Dutch crew of the Pander S4 , (L>R) Pieter Pronk, Gerrit Geysendorffer and Dirk Asjes (Jackling Collection)

    Dutch crew of the Pander S4 , (L>R) Pieter Pronk, Gerrit Geysendorffer and Dirk Asjes (Jackling Collection)

  •  Flight Lieutenant Donald Shaw beside his British Klemm Eagle (did not finish)

    Flight Lieutenant Donald Shaw beside his British Klemm Eagle (did not finish)

  •  Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black chatting with the HRH Prince of Wales

    Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black chatting with the HRH Prince of Wales

  •  Bellanca 28-70 'Irish Swoop' (withdrawn before start) and KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in the hangar at Mildenhall

    Bellanca 28-70 'Irish Swoop' (withdrawn before start) and KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in the hangar at Mildenhall

  •  Horse-drawn sweeper at Mildenhall

    Horse-drawn sweeper at Mildenhall

  •  HRH The Prince of Wales inspects the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2

    HRH The Prince of Wales inspects the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in the hangar at Mildenhall

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in the hangar at Mildenhall

  •  Visitors inspect the Pander S4 'Panderjager' at Mildenhall

    Visitors inspect the Pander S4 'Panderjager' at Mildenhall

  •  de Havilland DH.88 Comet 'Black Magic' (did not finish) and DH.88 Comet G-ACSR (finished 4th). Granville Gee Bee R-6H at rear (did not finish)

    de Havilland DH.88 Comet 'Black Magic' (did not finish) and DH.88 Comet G-ACSR (finished 4th). Granville Gee Bee R-6H at rear (did not finish)

  •  Lambert Monocoupe D-145 'Baby Ruth' at Mildenhall (did not finish)

    Lambert Monocoupe D-145 'Baby Ruth' at Mildenhall (did not finish)

  •  Royal Aero Club banquet held for competitors and officials at Grosvenor House, London (Smithsonian)

    Royal Aero Club banquet held for competitors and officials at Grosvenor House, London (Smithsonian)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in the hangar the night before the race start

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in the hangar the night before the race start

  •  Jimmy Melrose and his de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth at Mildenhall

    Jimmy Melrose and his de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth at Mildenhall

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being inspected at Mildenhall

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being inspected at Mildenhall

  •  British aviators Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black in their de Havilland DH.88 'Grosvenor House'

    British aviators Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black in their de Havilland DH.88 'Grosvenor House'

  •  Ground crew with Colonel Roscoe Turner's Boeing 247D at Mildenhall

    Ground crew with Colonel Roscoe Turner's Boeing 247D at Mildenhall

  •  de Havilland DH.88 Comet 'Grosvenor House' being pushed into a hangar at Mildenhall

    de Havilland DH.88 Comet 'Grosvenor House' being pushed into a hangar at Mildenhall

  •  The Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' taxiing at Mildenhall

    The Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' taxiing at Mildenhall

  •  Australian Ray Parer with his Fairey Fox I at Mildenhall (finished 12th)

    Australian Ray Parer with his Fairey Fox I at Mildenhall (finished 12th)

  •  Clyde Pangborn and Colonel Roscoe Turner with their Boeing 247D at Mildenhall

    Clyde Pangborn and Colonel Roscoe Turner with their Boeing 247D at Mildenhall

  •  Harold Brook with his Miles M.3 Falcon at Mildenhall (finished 10th)

    Harold Brook with his Miles M.3 Falcon at Mildenhall (finished 10th)

  •  de Havilland mechanics weighing a DH.88 at Mildenhall

    de Havilland mechanics weighing a DH.88 at Mildenhall

  •  New Zealanders Henry Walker (L) and Malcolm McGregor (R) with their Miles M.2F Hawk Major 'Manawatu' at Mildenhall

    New Zealanders Henry Walker (L) and Malcolm McGregor (R) with their Miles M.2F Hawk Major 'Manawatu' at Mildenhall

  •  Airspeed AS.8 Viceroy, crewed by Captain T. Neville Stack and Sidney Turner (did not finish)

    Airspeed AS.8 Viceroy, crewed by Captain T. Neville Stack and Sidney Turner (did not finish)

  •  Owen Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller with their de Havilland DH.88 (finished 4th)

    Owen Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller with their de Havilland DH.88 (finished 4th)

  •  de Havilland DH.88 Comet G-ACSR flown by Owen Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller (finished 4th)

    de Havilland DH.88 Comet G-ACSR flown by Owen Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller (finished 4th)

  •  Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' at Mildenhall

    Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' at Mildenhall

  •  Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' at Mildenhall

    Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' at Mildenhall

  •  de Havilland DH.88s 'Grosvenor House' (Scott/Campbell Balck) and G-ACSR (Cathcart-Jones/Waller) at Mildenhall

    de Havilland DH.88s 'Grosvenor House' (Scott/Campbell Balck) and G-ACSR (Cathcart-Jones/Waller) at Mildenhall

  •  The King, HRH George V and HRH Queen Mary meet race officials and competitors at Mildenhall

    The King, HRH George V and HRH Queen Mary meet race officials and competitors at Mildenhall

  •  State-of-the-art radio communications at Mildenhall

    State-of-the-art radio communications at Mildenhall

  •  Airspeed AS-8 Viceroy flown by Capt T. Neville Stack and Sidney Turner (did not finish)

    Airspeed AS-8 Viceroy flown by Capt T. Neville Stack and Sidney Turner (did not finish)

  •  Pander S4 'Panderjager' at Mildenhall (did not finish)

    Pander S4 'Panderjager' at Mildenhall (did not finish)

  •  Lockheed Vega 'Puck' flown by Australians Jimmy Woods and Flt Lt Donald Bennett (did not finish)

    Lockheed Vega 'Puck' flown by Australians Jimmy Woods and Flt Lt Donald Bennett (did not finish)

  •  British Klemm Eagle ‘The Spirit of Wm. Shaw & Co Limited’ flown by Flt Lt Donald Shaw (did not finish)

    British Klemm Eagle ‘The Spirit of Wm. Shaw & Co Limited’ flown by Flt Lt Donald Shaw (did not finish)

  •  Airspeed AS.5 Courier flown by Sqn Ldr David Stodart and Sgt Pilot Ken Stodart (finished 6th)

    Airspeed AS.5 Courier flown by Sqn Ldr David Stodart and Sgt Pilot Ken Stodart (finished 6th)

  •  Fairey IIIF 'Time and chance' flown by F/O Cyril Davies and Lt. Cdr. Clifford Hill at Mildenhall (finished 11th)

    Fairey IIIF 'Time and chance' flown by F/O Cyril Davies and Lt. Cdr. Clifford Hill at Mildenhall (finished 11th)

  •  Fairey IIIF 'Time and chance' being weighed at Mildenhall (finished 11th)

    Fairey IIIF 'Time and chance' being weighed at Mildenhall (finished 11th)

  •  Flying Officer Cyril Davies and Lieutenant Commander Clifford Hill in their Fairey IIIF 'Time and Chance' (finished 11th)

    Flying Officer Cyril Davies and Lieutenant Commander Clifford Hill in their Fairey IIIF 'Time and Chance' (finished 11th)

  •  Jacqueline Cochran's Granville Gee Bee R-6H 'Q.E.D.' being fueled at Mildenhall (did not finish)

    Jacqueline Cochran's Granville Gee Bee R-6H 'Q.E.D.' being fueled at Mildenhall (did not finish)

  •  Mechanic working on Granville Bee Gee R-6H flown by American aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran (did not finish)

    Mechanic working on Granville Bee Gee R-6H flown by American aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran (did not finish)

  •  American aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran and her co-pilot Wesley Smith who flew a Granville Bee Gee R-6H 'Q.E.D.' in the race (did not finish)

    American aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran and her co-pilot Wesley Smith who flew a Granville Bee Gee R-6H 'Q.E.D.' in the race (did not finish)

  •  Colonel Roscoe Turner in his Boeing 247D at Mildenhall

    Colonel Roscoe Turner in his Boeing 247D at Mildenhall

  •  Passenger and photogragher Frank Stewart (L), Squadron Leader James Hewett (C), Flying Officer Cyril Kay (R) and their DH.89 Dragon Rapide 'Tainui' (finished 5th)

    Passenger and photogragher Frank Stewart (L), Squadron Leader James Hewett (C), Flying Officer Cyril Kay (R) and their DH.89 Dragon Rapide 'Tainui' (finished 5th)

  •  de Havilland DH.88 'Grosvenor House' at Mildenhall

    de Havilland DH.88 'Grosvenor House' at Mildenhall

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 on the starting line at Mildenhall

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 on the starting line at Mildenhall

  •  de Havilland DH.88 'Black Magic' on the starting line

    de Havilland DH.88 'Black Magic' on the starting line

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at the starting line, Mildenhall UK (Jackling collection)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at the starting line, Mildenhall UK (Jackling collection)

  •  The Pander S4 takes off from Mildenhall

    The Pander S4 takes off from Mildenhall

  •  Some of the 50,000 spectators watching the start of the 1934 race at Mildenhall

    Some of the 50,000 spectators watching the start of the 1934 race at Mildenhall

THE RACE

  •  Tom Campbell Black and Charles Scott with their DH.88 'Grosvenor House' at Allahabad, India

    Tom Campbell Black and Charles Scott with their DH.88 'Grosvenor House' at Allahabad, India

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 refuelling at Rome

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 refuelling at Rome

  •  Pander S4 and de Havilland DH.88 'Black Magic' at Allahabad (India)

    Pander S4 and de Havilland DH.88 'Black Magic' at Allahabad (India)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 refuelling at Karachi, India (now Pakistan)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 refuelling at Karachi, India (now Pakistan)

  •  Fuel supply point for competitors at Ranbang, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)

    Fuel supply point for competitors at Ranbang, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)

  •  American Express office in Paris showing the progress of the race competitors

    American Express office in Paris showing the progress of the race competitors

DARWIN, NT
  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 refuelling at Darwin (Northern Territory Library)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 refuelling at Darwin (Northern Territory Library)

  •  de Havilland DH.88 Comet flown by Owen Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller refuelling at Darwin (Northern Territory Library)

    de Havilland DH.88 Comet flown by Owen Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller refuelling at Darwin (Northern Territory Library)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being inspected by Darwin locals (Northern Territory Library)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being inspected by Darwin locals (Northern Territory Library)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being inspected by Darwin locals (Northern Territory Library)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being inspected by Darwin locals (Northern Territory Library)

CHARLEVILLE, QLD
  •  Scott and Campbell Black arrive in their DH.88 'Grosvenor House' at Charleville (State Library QLD)

    Scott and Campbell Black arrive in their DH.88 'Grosvenor House' at Charleville (State Library QLD)

  •  Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black sharing a cold beverage while speaking to journalists at Charleville (State Library QLD)

    Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black sharing a cold beverage while speaking to journalists at Charleville (State Library QLD)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Charleville on the evening of 24 October 1934 prior to departing for Melbourne (State Library QLD)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Charleville on the evening of 24 October 1934 prior to departing for Melbourne (State Library QLD)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Charleville on the evening of 24 October 1934 prior to departing for Melbourne (State Library QLD)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Charleville on the evening of 24 October 1934 prior to departing for Melbourne (State Library QLD)

  •  German aviatrix and journalist Thea Rasche, one of the Uiver passengers, arriving at Charleville, QLD (State Library QLD)

    German aviatrix and journalist Thea Rasche, one of the Uiver passengers, arriving at Charleville, QLD (State Library QLD)

  •  Boeing 247D 'Warner Brothers Comet' arriving at Charleville

    Boeing 247D 'Warner Brothers Comet' arriving at Charleville

  •  Captain Roscoe Turner (C) and the Mayor of Charleville, Mr Oswald J. Allen (R)

    Captain Roscoe Turner (C) and the Mayor of Charleville, Mr Oswald J. Allen (R)

  •  Pilot Cathcart Jones and Ken Waller at Charleville (finished 4th) (State Library QLD)

    Pilot Cathcart Jones and Ken Waller at Charleville (finished 4th) (State Library QLD)

UIVER LANDING AT ALBURY
  •  ABC Radio 2CO announcer Arthur Newnham, who called for cars to go to the Albury Racecourse

    ABC Radio 2CO announcer Arthur Newnham, who called for cars to go to the Albury Racecourse

  •  Albury locals inspect bogged KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (ARM-84.119.01)

    Albury locals inspect bogged KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (ARM-84.119.01)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged at Albury Racecourse (ARM-14.812)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged at Albury Racecourse (ARM-14.812)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged at Albury Racecourse (ARM-14.812)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged at Albury Racecourse (ARM-14.812)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged at Albury Racecourse

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged at Albury Racecourse

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged at Albury Racecourse

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged at Albury Racecourse

  •  KLM 'Uiver' flight engineer Bouwe Prins inspects the Uiver at Albury Racecourse (ARM-85.405.126)

    KLM 'Uiver' flight engineer Bouwe Prins inspects the Uiver at Albury Racecourse (ARM-85.405.126)

  •  Albury locals inspecting the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (ARM-11.190.06)

    Albury locals inspecting the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (ARM-11.190.06)

  •  Ropes being attached to the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 (ARM-12.999)

    Ropes being attached to the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 (ARM-12.999)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being readied for takeoff from Albury Racecourse (State Library NSW)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being readied for takeoff from Albury Racecourse (State Library NSW)

  •  Albury locals inspect the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (ARM-14.811)

    Albury locals inspect the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (ARM-14.811)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged on Albury Racecourse (Noel Jackling Collection)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 bogged on Albury Racecourse (Noel Jackling Collection)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (Dallinger Family)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (Dallinger Family)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (Dallinger Family)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (Dallinger Family)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (Dallinger Family)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (Dallinger Family)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse

  •  KLM First Officer Moll, Captain Parmentier and passenger Thea Rasche at Albury Racecourse

    KLM First Officer Moll, Captain Parmentier and passenger Thea Rasche at Albury Racecourse

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being hauled from mud at Albury Racecourse (ARM-12.998)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being hauled from mud at Albury Racecourse (ARM-12.998)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (ARM-5.405.126.d)

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse (ARM-5.405.126.d)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being pulled from the mud at Albury Racecourse. First Officer Jan Moll in foreground

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being pulled from the mud at Albury Racecourse. First Officer Jan Moll in foreground

  •  Albury townsfolk with the unloaded contents of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse

    Albury townsfolk with the unloaded contents of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Albury Racecourse

  •  Crowds at Albury Racecourse waiting for the departure of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 (E. Hooke)

    Crowds at Albury Racecourse waiting for the departure of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 (E. Hooke)

  •  KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 taxiing to drier ground after a failed first takoff attempt on Albury Racecourse

    KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 taxiing to drier ground after a failed first takoff attempt on Albury Racecourse

  •  Stripped of all excess weight, the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 takes off successfully from Albury Racecourse

    Stripped of all excess weight, the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 takes off successfully from Albury Racecourse

  •  Wheel ruts left in mud at Albury Racecourse following the departure of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2

    Wheel ruts left in mud at Albury Racecourse following the departure of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2

RACE FINISH, MELBOURNE
  •  Scott and Campbell Black taxiing after landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    Scott and Campbell Black taxiing after landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  Crowd greets Scott and Campbell Black at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    Crowd greets Scott and Campbell Black at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  An exhausted Scott and Campbell Black being greeted at Laverton

    An exhausted Scott and Campbell Black being greeted at Laverton

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 Uiver landing at Laverton after crossing the finish line at Flemington (State Library VIC)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 Uiver landing at Laverton after crossing the finish line at Flemington (State Library VIC)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  The KLM Uiver DC-2 taxiing into the hangar at Laverton (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

    The KLM Uiver DC-2 taxiing into the hangar at Laverton (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 Uiver taxiing after landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 Uiver taxiing after landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  The Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    The Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  The Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    The Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' landing at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' taxiing into the hangar at Laverton with KLM DC-2 and DH.88 'Grosvenor House' (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

    Boeing 247D 'Warner Bros Comet' taxiing into the hangar at Laverton with KLM DC-2 and DH.88 'Grosvenor House' (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

  •  The Boeing 247D crew: Colonel Roscoe Turner, Clyde Pangborn and Reeder Nichols soon after their arrival at Laverton

    The Boeing 247D crew: Colonel Roscoe Turner, Clyde Pangborn and Reeder Nichols soon after their arrival at Laverton

  •  The Duke of Gloucester presents the winners trophy to Scott and Campbell Black at Flemington. Sir McPherson Roberston at right (State Library VIC)

    The Duke of Gloucester presents the winners trophy to Scott and Campbell Black at Flemington. Sir McPherson Roberston at right (State Library VIC)

  •  Charles Scott addressing the crowd at Flemington Racecourse (State Library VIC)

    Charles Scott addressing the crowd at Flemington Racecourse (State Library VIC)

  •  Charles Scott, Tom Campbell Black and Sir MacPherson Robertson on the podium at Flemington Racecourse (State Library VIC)

    Charles Scott, Tom Campbell Black and Sir MacPherson Robertson on the podium at Flemington Racecourse (State Library VIC)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in the hangar at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 in the hangar at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being serviced at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being serviced at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  KLM pilots Jan Moll and Koene Parmentier at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    KLM pilots Jan Moll and Koene Parmentier at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (L>R), B. Prins, C. van Brugge, K. Parmentier, T. Campbell Black, C. Scott, J. Moll, R. Turner, C. Pangborn, R. Nichols (ARM-11.190.47)

    1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (L>R), B. Prins, C. van Brugge, K. Parmentier, T. Campbell Black, C. Scott, J. Moll, R. Turner, C. Pangborn, R. Nichols (ARM-11.190.47)

  •  Parmentier and Moll with the honorary Consul for the Netherlands, F.H. Wright and KLM representative Kolonel Koopman (State Library VIC)

    Parmentier and Moll with the honorary Consul for the Netherlands, F.H. Wright and KLM representative Kolonel Koopman (State Library VIC)

  •  KLM Pilots Jan Moll and Koene Parmentier with race sponsor Sir MacPherson Robertson at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    KLM Pilots Jan Moll and Koene Parmentier with race sponsor Sir MacPherson Robertson at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  KLM Uiver Crew, (L>R) Cornelis van Brugge, Bouwe Prins, Koene Parmentier, Jan Moll at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    KLM Uiver Crew, (L>R) Cornelis van Brugge, Bouwe Prins, Koene Parmentier, Jan Moll at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  L>R: Tom Campbell Black and Charles Scott (1st place), Koene Parmentier and Jan Moll (2nd place), Clyde Pangborn, Reeder Nichols and Colonel Roscoe Turner (3rd place) (State Library VIC)

    L>R: Tom Campbell Black and Charles Scott (1st place), Koene Parmentier and Jan Moll (2nd place), Clyde Pangborn, Reeder Nichols and Colonel Roscoe Turner (3rd place) (State Library VIC)

  •  Colonel Roscoe Turner and his lion mascot 'Gilmore' at the Menzies Hotel, Melbourne (State Library VIC)

    Colonel Roscoe Turner and his lion mascot 'Gilmore' at the Menzies Hotel, Melbourne (State Library VIC)

  •  Colonel Roscoe Turner meets a young lion at Melbourne Zoo (State Library VIC)

    Colonel Roscoe Turner meets a young lion at Melbourne Zoo (State Library VIC)

  •  KLM pilots Jan Moll and Koene Parmentier reading congratulatory telegrams at the Menzies Hotel, Melbourne (State Library VIC)

    KLM pilots Jan Moll and Koene Parmentier reading congratulatory telegrams at the Menzies Hotel, Melbourne (State Library VIC)

  •  Albury Mayor Alf Waugh inspecting the Uiver at Laverton (State Library VIC)

    Albury Mayor Alf Waugh inspecting the Uiver at Laverton (State Library VIC)

  •  Crowds greet Scott and Campbell Black in Melbourne (State Library ViC)

    Crowds greet Scott and Campbell Black in Melbourne (State Library ViC)

  •  Huge crowds gathered to see the race competitors in Melbourne (State Library ViC)

    Huge crowds gathered to see the race competitors in Melbourne (State Library ViC)

  •  Huge crowds gathered to see the race competitors in Melbourne (State Library VIC)

    Huge crowds gathered to see the race competitors in Melbourne (State Library VIC)

  •  Members of the public enthusiastically welcome Australian Jimmy Melrose in the Melbourne street parade (State Library VIC)

    Members of the public enthusiastically welcome Australian Jimmy Melrose in the Melbourne street parade (State Library VIC)

  •  The gold MacRobertson Trophy presented to race winners Scott and Campbell Black

    The gold MacRobertson Trophy presented to race winners Scott and Campbell Black

  •  Albury Mayor Alf Waugh and Uiver passenger Thea Rasche at Laverton

    Albury Mayor Alf Waugh and Uiver passenger Thea Rasche at Laverton

  •  Jimmy Melrose and his mother at Laverton

    Jimmy Melrose and his mother at Laverton

  •  Danish pilots Lt. Michael Hansen and Lt. Daniel Jensen (finished 8th) at Laverton

    Danish pilots Lt. Michael Hansen and Lt. Daniel Jensen (finished 8th) at Laverton

  •  Danish Lieutenants Michael Hansen (L) and Daniel Jensen (R) at Laverton (finished 8th)

    Danish Lieutenants Michael Hansen (L) and Daniel Jensen (R) at Laverton (finished 8th)

  •  Jimmy Melrose being congratulated by the Duke of Gloucester at Flemington Racecourse (State Library VIC)

    Jimmy Melrose being congratulated by the Duke of Gloucester at Flemington Racecourse (State Library VIC)

  •  Mr Stodart and his neice at Laverton (finished 6th)

    Mr Stodart and his neice at Laverton (finished 6th)

  •  New Zealanders Henry Walker (R) and Malcolm McGregor (L) with their Miles M.2F Hawk Major 'Manawatu' at Laverton

    New Zealanders Henry Walker (R) and Malcolm McGregor (L) with their Miles M.2F Hawk Major 'Manawatu' at Laverton

  •  Flying Officer Cyril Davies and Lieutenant Commander Clifford Hill greeted by Sir MacPherson Robertson (finished 11th)

    Flying Officer Cyril Davies and Lieutenant Commander Clifford Hill greeted by Sir MacPherson Robertson (finished 11th)

  •  DH.89 Dragon Rapide 'Tainui' at Laverton (finished 9th) (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

    DH.89 Dragon Rapide 'Tainui' at Laverton (finished 9th) (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

  •  Miles M.3 Falcon flown by British pilot Harold Brook, accompanied by Miss Ella Lay, at Laverton (finished 10th)

    Miles M.3 Falcon flown by British pilot Harold Brook, accompanied by Miss Ella Lay, at Laverton (finished 10th)

  •  Uiver passenger Thea Rasche and 'Warner Bros Comet' radio operator Reeder Nichols in Hawaii on their way to the USA after the race

    Uiver passenger Thea Rasche and 'Warner Bros Comet' radio operator Reeder Nichols in Hawaii on their way to the USA after the race

  •  David and Ken Stodart's Airspeed AS.5 Courier at Laverton (finished 6th) (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

    David and Ken Stodart's Airspeed AS.5 Courier at Laverton (finished 6th) (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

  •  Miles M.2F Hawk Major flown by McGregor and Walker (finished 5th) at Laverton (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

    Miles M.2F Hawk Major flown by McGregor and Walker (finished 5th) at Laverton (Lawton/Bishop Collection)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 takes off at Laverton to begin the return flight to the Netherlands (Museum VIC)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 takes off at Laverton to begin the return flight to the Netherlands (Museum VIC)

  •  The Uiver preparing to leave Laverton (Museum VIC)

    The Uiver preparing to leave Laverton (Museum VIC)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 prepares to leave Laverton and return to the Netherlands (State Library VIC)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 prepares to leave Laverton and return to the Netherlands (State Library VIC)

  •  The race-winning de Havilland DH.88 Comet 'Grosvenor House' on display in Sydney, November 1934

    The race-winning de Havilland DH.88 Comet 'Grosvenor House' on display in Sydney, November 1934

  •  The race-winning de Havilland DH.88 Comet 'Grosvenor House' on display in Sydney, November 1934

    The race-winning de Havilland DH.88 Comet 'Grosvenor House' on display in Sydney, November 1934

UIVER RETURN FLIGHT TO THE NETHERLANDS
  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Cootamundra on the return flight to the Netherlands

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Cootamundra on the return flight to the Netherlands

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Archerfield Airport (Brisbane)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Archerfield Airport (Brisbane)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Archerfield Airport (Brisbane)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Archerfield Airport (Brisbane)

  •  Huge crowds meet the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Surabaya, Java

    Huge crowds meet the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Surabaya, Java

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew at Mascot aerodrome (Sydney) on the return flight to the Netherlands

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew at Mascot aerodrome (Sydney) on the return flight to the Netherlands

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Darmo, Surabaya, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Darmo, Surabaya, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Ander Airfield, Bandung, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Ander Airfield, Bandung, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Ander Airfield, Bandung, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Ander Airfield, Bandung, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at RAF Station Seletar, Singapore

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at RAF Station Seletar, Singapore

  •  Crowds in the Netherlands waiting for the arrival of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Schipol Airport (nederlands foto museum)

    Crowds in the Netherlands waiting for the arrival of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 at Schipol Airport (nederlands foto museum)

  •  Return of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 to the Netherlands (nederlands foto museum)

    Return of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 to the Netherlands (nederlands foto museum)

  •  Return of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 to the Netherlands

    Return of the KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 to the Netherlands

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew riding in a street parade after their return to the Netherlands

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew riding in a street parade after their return to the Netherlands

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew being met by their families and officials in the Netherlands (nederlands foto museum)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew being met by their families and officials in the Netherlands (nederlands foto museum)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew being met by their families and officials in the Netherlands (nederlands foto museum)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew being met by their families and officials in the Netherlands (nederlands foto museum)

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew being met by their families and officials in the Netherlands (nederlands foto museum)

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew being met by their families and officials in the Netherlands (nederlands foto museum)

  •  KLM pilots Koene Parmentier and Jan Moll riding in a street parade after their return to the Netherlands

    KLM pilots Koene Parmentier and Jan Moll riding in a street parade after their return to the Netherlands

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew riding in a street parade after their return to the Netherlands

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew riding in a street parade after their return to the Netherlands

  •  Captain Koene Parmentier addressing the crowd at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

    Captain Koene Parmentier addressing the crowd at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

  •  KLM pilots Jan Moll and Koene Parmentier at the welcome ceremony in the Netherlands

    KLM pilots Jan Moll and Koene Parmentier at the welcome ceremony in the Netherlands

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew at the welcome ceremony in the Netherlands after their return from Australia

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 crew at the welcome ceremony in the Netherlands after their return from Australia

  •  Captain Koene Parmentier addressing the crowd at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

    Captain Koene Parmentier addressing the crowd at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

  •  Parmetier and Moll arriving at the Rotterdam City Hall

    Parmetier and Moll arriving at the Rotterdam City Hall

  •  Honouring the 'Uiver' crew at the Rotterdam City Hall, 30 November 1934

    Honouring the 'Uiver' crew at the Rotterdam City Hall, 30 November 1934

CRASH OF THE UIVER

Soon after after returning to the Netherlands from Australia the Uiver was sent on a special Christmas mail flight to Batavia (Jakarta). On the night of 20 December, on the leg from Cairo to Baghdad, flying in bad weather the aircraft crashed in the Syrian desert near Rutbah Wells in western Iraq. All on board were killed.

The four KLM crew were Willem Beekman (Captain), Jan van Steenbergen (First Officer), Hendrik Waalewijn (Flight Engineer) and Gysbert van Zadelhoff (Radio Operator). The three passengers were Professor E.W. Walch, D.W. Berretty, and J.T. Kort.

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being fuelled prior to leaving on the Christmas flight to Batavia from Schiphol, 19 December 1934

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 being fuelled prior to leaving on the Christmas flight to Batavia from Schiphol, 19 December 1934

  •  The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 about to leave on the Christmas flight to Batavia from Schiphol, 19 December 1934

    The KLM 'Uiver' DC-2 about to leave on the Christmas flight to Batavia from Schiphol, 19 December 1934

  •  The Uiver crash site in Iraq

    The Uiver crash site in Iraq

  •  The Uiver crash site in Iraq

    The Uiver crash site in Iraq

  •  The Uiver crash site in Iraq

    The Uiver crash site in Iraq

  •  The Uiver crash site in Iraq

    The Uiver crash site in Iraq



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