The Uiver story was one of the first things Anthony Smith-Meyer learned about Albury.
Mr Smith-Meyer starting taking Dutch lessons at the Albury LibraryMuseum soon after moving from Orange to Wodonga.
"I'm originally from Griffith - I've been living here for six years now," he said.
"My late grandfather has a Dutch background, so I started taking Dutch lessons
"I'd never got the opportunity to do it when he was alive, so it was something I wanted to do.
"There was a story about the Uiver told through the library."
An open day by the Uiver Memorial Trust on Saturday was Mr Smith-Meyer's first acquaintance in person with the plane.
A replica of the Douglas DC2 which made an emergency landing in Albury in 1934, the oldest of only eight surviving DC2s, has a permanent home in an hanger at the airport.
While the Uiver never came up in Mr Smith-Meyer's conversations with his grandfather, he no doubt knew of it.
"He was interesting in flying as well - he built his own aircraft," Mr Smith-Meyer said.
"He came over after World War II.
"It's great to see what they're doing with the plane - it's interesting it's known so well overseas."
Attendees to Saturday's open day watched volunteers working on the restoration.
Allan Ward pointed out an inscription that had been made on one of the metal panels of the plane, which are progressively being taken off, polished and reinstated.
Mr Ward said what appeared to be the name Lesley Bussell inscribed had the year 1946 alongside it and was probably done by someone in the Royal Air Force.
"So that was probably the time just before it went to Marshall Aviation after the War," he said.
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"There's been a couple places where we've found names inscribed.
"It's quite interesting."
Mr Ward has been a volunteer for three years.
"All the panels are being taken off, re-coated and put back - we'll go right to the nose," he said.