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Military C-47s/C-117s

Prior to the expulsion of NATO forces in June 1971, quite a number of military C-47s visited RAF Luqa, the overwhelming majority (at least as far as the late sixties are concerned) being from the US military.

This is, by no means, a complete list. It’s been compiled from past editions of the Luqa Air Movements & Take-Off, published by the Malta Aviation Society and photographs and serials which have appeared in such publications such as Malta Flypast published by the Malta Aviation Museum. I am also grateful to Godfrey Mangion who assisted me in my research by allowing me to examine his log book and take notes.

The aircraft have been listed in alphabetical order according to country.

Variants

Having flown on 17 December 1935, and having practically cornered the civilian air traffic market of the time, the DC-3 was just about the only medium sized aircraft available and in production.

For military use, the single passenger door was replaced by a two-door side-ways opening system, to allow the carriage of bulky items. The table below describes only the aircraft listed on this page. Additional variants under the C-117 heading further down.

C-47A – DC-3A-456 with a 24-volt electrical system and hot-air heating.

C-47B – DC3-A-467 with cabin fuel tanks, engine superchargers and hot air heating. The supercharged engines were needed to allow aircraft to fly at higher altitude over the eastern end of the Himalayas (nicknamed “The Hump” by pilots) between India and China, to resupply both the Chinese war effort of Chiang Kai-shek and US Army Air Force units based in China at the time.

C-47D – C-47B with engine superchargers removed after wartime.

VC-47D – C-47D fitted with a VIP interior.

C-53-DO – DC-3A-405 for the transport of 28 troops, 26” left-hand door and 12-volt system.

Construction number (c/n)

A means of tracing an aircraft’s history is to look up its construction number (c/n). Unfortunately, due to wartime pressure, and the fact that C-47s were being built in two plants in California and Oklahoma, two batches of aircraft from each plant were given the same c/n. This error was later corrected, and this explains why some C-47s carry two c/n’s, the second number being the correct one.

Additional information about c/n under the C-117 heading further down.
        
 
Burma


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
UBT-712 C-47B-30-DK Fieldair Ltd. 33174   Arrived from Bovingdton on delivery between 19-20.07.55, landing at 19:21, departing at 06:00. Ferry service listed as G-AOAW on file IA-19D.
UBT-714 C-47A-30-DK Fieldair Ltd. 25309   Same day arrival/departure on 07.08.55, between 09:30-10:30. Listed as UB.714 in file IA-18D.
        
 
Canada


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
662 C-47A-60-DL R.C.A.F. 10201 42-24339 D08Sep43 - 662 RCAF 3 TC 16Sep43 - EAC 164 Sq Pennfield Ridge 02Feb44 - CAC 10Jun47 - TC MacDonald 12Sep51 - ADC Sea Island 07Apr52 - 1 Air Div. 190ct55 - 2 F Wg 02Nov61 - 109 Flt Marville 11Nov64 - Lahr 01Jun65 - Scottish Avn Ltd, Prestwick Sto1Aug68 - 502 Muscat & Oman AF D30Jul69 to 18Sep70 - LN-TVA Wiggo Norvang, op by Bergen Air Tpt 16Sep72 - Norwegian Overseas A/WAS, Fornebu R01Apr75 - Canada 220ct75 - Std St Andrews (1978) - C-GSTA Ontario Central AIL R22Dec80 - Canx Sep81 - HK-2663X Lineas Aereas Eldorado Ltda (1981) - SADELCA 1987 - LA Suramericanas (Feb92) - WFU - SAEP (Mar94) - Std Bogota Sep97 -Aerovanguardia (1999 - Feb01 i/s). [There has been confusion over this and HK-2664/65/66. On overhaul prior to delivery to Colombia, these were given the wrong registration marks - this was painted as HK-2666X but should have been HK-2663X - and was corrected subsequently, see c/n 32540]. 07.01.59
KP221 R.C.A.F. C-47B-35-DK 16689/33437 44-77105 D07Jun45 - KP221 RAF Montreal 08Jun45 - UK 15Jun45-437/436 Sq 05Sep45-435 Sq 17Mar46- RCAF Mossbank 20Jul46 - 9 T Gp 18Mar47 -ADC 414 P Sq Oak 4P 10Mar49 - CJS London, England 02Jan52 - 1st AD Oak 4ST 11Aug54 - 109 KU Merville 28Jul65 - Lahr 10Apr67 - TSO Saskatoon 23Jun70 - 12904 CAF Jun?O - CF-BKR Maritime Acft Overhaul & Repair Ltd B31Dec71, R11Jan72. 21.01.59
KN979   R.C.A.F. 15196/26641 43-49380 D18Nov44 - 979 RCAF 3 TC (Dakota IVM) 21Nov44 - EAC 03Feb45 - 9 T Gp, Rockcliffe 01May46 -ATC 414 Photo Sq 01Apr48 - 1 Air Div. Europe 190ct55 - NASARR nose 23Jan62 - 6 OTU Cold Lake 06Apr62 - 2 Wg Grostenquin, France 05Dec63 - 109 KU Merville 11Mar64 - ADC 6 OTU Cold Lake 14Jun67 - Painted as KN979 and named "Pinocchio" 1967 -12959 GAF Jun?0-402 CFTSD Saskatoon 22Feb74 - CFB Cold Lake 03May76 - 402 AR Sq Winnipeg 29May86 - Pres. CFB Cold Lake Air Park 14Apr89 - (Sep99). Noted at Luqa with F-104 nose, exact date unknown, first half of 1966
        
 
Egypt


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
44-76310 C-47B-28-DK   15894/32642 44-76310 D03Mar45 - Cairo 10Mar45 - Div R Egyptian AF (King Farouk) Feb45 - F3, then 113 to Jan56. Night stop between 04.-05.08.46, landing 14:50, departing at 05:40. Aircraft was carrying six dogs belonging to King Farouk. Note in Custom 12 files states: Seen by Security Police.”
        
 
France


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
  C-47 French Navy     18.12.63
48406/06 C-47B-1-DK French Navy 25667 43-48406 D23Aug44 - 9 AF 06Sep44 - 27 ATG, 87 ATS - Div 25May46 - D-18 Czech AF 15Jul46 - Rn 8406 - OK-WZA Min Narodn Obrany - Wfu 01 Mar60 - D-CABE P Paps t/a Cemex Import Export 23Feb60 ntu - 4X-AOA Israel Acft Ind 20Jan60 ntu - 48406 Fr Navy '6'/FYFGK 56S 12Apr62 - FYFGE Rr (Jul73) - N95BF Basler Flight Services Inc, Oshkosh, WI, 030Sep85, B04Nov85 - Maintenance. Skycraft, Oshawa, Ont, Jun87 ntu - Conv. to BT-67 #14 by Basler Turbo Conversions, Oshkosh 02Nov92 - PNC- 211 Policia Nacional de Colombia D12Feb93 – i/s Feb01. January 1971.
17223/23 C-47A-25-DK French Navy 13321 42-93412 - 17223 USN R4D-5 San Diego 21 May44 - MAG-35 R4D-5R Aug44 - NATTC Memphis Nov46 - A&T Quonset Pt May48 - 5 ND Norfolk May50 - NTP Glenview 09Apr52 - NART Olathe 16Apr53 - Lit.Pk 28Feb54 - 'on loan' 31Aug56 to N9577C Cal Air Charter (until 1960) - SOC 17May61 - 17223 Fr Navy, Esc 56S FYFGL 06Feb64 - '23' Rn FYGGD (1976) - For sale at N1mes-Garons May85 - N96BF Basler Flight Services, Oshkosh, WI, B30Sep85 - Conv to BT-67 #5 Aug89 - Turbo Power and Marine Systems Inc, Farmington, CT B17Jul90 - Air Colombia ntu - United Technologies D17Dec90 - Used by Basler as demonstrator 1991/92 - Cr 16Dec94 on t/o Lobito, Central African Rep. (op by SL Aviation Services.) Logged sometime between Oct-Dec 1965, again 05-08 January 1971.
13835/35 C-47A-DL French Navy 13835 43-30684 D25Sep43 - Baer 030ct43 - Atlanta 22Nov44 - Pope 03Dec44 - RFC Augusta D27Mar46 - NC88732 Pan American 1946 - Piedmont Avn - N48V Rr "Pim Piedmont" - Charlotte Acft Corp 28Feb62 - 13835 Fr Navy FYFGB 1964 - '35' Esc 56S 1976 - For sale ex Nimes-Garons May85 - F-GESB Ste Stellair, Blagnac, 1985 - Std Caen-Carpiquet - Canx. Visited Luqa during Jan., Feb., May and Dec. 1971.
12471/71 C-47A-10-DK French Navy 12471 42-92647 D06Feb44 - KG436 RAF Montreal 13Feb44 - UK 22Feb44 - 48 Sq 29Feb44 - 1336 TSCU 26Aug45 - 1381 TCU 29Mar46 - 22 MU 15Aug46 - El-ACT Aer Lingus "St Colman" (1947 to 1958)- "St Conleth" (1958 to 1960) R040ct46 D27Jan47 - Silver City A/W L 12Mar59 to 270ct60 - El-ALT Benedar Air Ltd R02Jan61 - 12471 Fr Navy 56S '71' 25Jan61 - Std Le Bourget 1983 - Musee de l'Air, Le Bourget - (Jun91 - 06). 22 February 1971.
15059 C-47A-80-DL French Navy 19525 43-15059 D26Jan44 - 8 AF 27Mar44 - 9 AF - Div 31 May46 - Czech AF D-27 17 Jun46 - Polish AF 08Jun49 - Czech AF D-36 30Apr51 - Rn 5059 - wfu 140ct60 - Scandinavian Acft Repair Co 1960 - 15059 Fr Navy '59' c/s FYGGA Esc 56S (1962) - FYFGR (1969 to 1972) - FYDPK (1973) - N97BF Basler Flight Services Inc, Oshkosh, WI B04Nov85 - 525/MG Madagascan AF D26Jun89 - Std Aug96. Based at Nimes-Garons, seen between Jan-Jun 1966.
18487 C-47-DL French Navy 4579 41-18487 03Aug42 - Florence 15Aug42 - Bowman 41 TCS 28Sep42 - Lawson 41TCS170ct42- Maxton 30Dec42- Brookley 31Jan43- Laurinburg - Brookley 20Feb43 - Laurinburg 25Feb43 - Hattiesburg - Brookley 05Apr43 - Hattiesburg 21Apr43 - Morrison 30Apr43 - 12 AF Oran 10May43 - 48 TCS HUSKY I (Jul43) - 8 AF 30Mar44 - 61 TCS (1944)- SAL D14Dec45 - El-ACG Aer Lingus "St Malachy" D17Apr46 - Silver City L07Apr59 to 280ct60 - El-ALR Benedar Air Ltd R02Jan61 - 18487 Fr Navy '87' FYFGC, Esc 56S, D14Jan61 - FYGGB (1969 to 1979)- '87' displayed at Nimes-Garons [on D.42] (Mar86) - Airborne Troops Museum, Ste-Mere-Eqlise, Manche. Based at Nimes-Garons, seen sometime between Jan-Jun 1966.
0-18984 C-47A-65-DL French Navy 18984 42-100521 D02Nov43 - 8 AF 07 Jan44 - 9 AF 79 TCS (Aug/Dec44) - Hunter 22Jul45 - Alliance 29Jul45 - RFC Walnut Ridge D220ct45 - NC65384 Executive Transport Corp, TX - Penn. Central 1946 ntu - Northeast AIL 05Jun47 - Piedmont Avn 26Apr48 "Tidewater Pacemaker" - N45V Rr - Charlotte Acft Inc 28Feb62 - 18984 Fr Navy FYGGG D05Mar63 - FYGJA/FYGGF '84' Esc 56S - Sold exNimes Garons May85 - N98BF Basler Flight Service, Oshkosh, WI, B12Sep85 - Aircraft International Charters, Conroe, TX, B04Nov85 - Skyfreighters Corp, Grand Prairie, TX Rr N308SF Dec85 - Belle Meade Air Inc, Nashville, TN B04Dec89 - Dodson Intl Corp, Oxford, GA B30Jul92 - BS&J Leasing LLC, Hopkinsville, KY R020ct02. 17 June 1969. At Shell Creek, Florida, Sept. 2012 as N308SF.
48994/C C-47D French AF 9644 42-23782 Baer 08Jun43 - Alliance 16Jun43 - 1 TC Bergstrom 807 BU 230ct44 - 313 TCS - ATC Long Beach 556 BU 01 Nov45 - Memphis 554 BU 10Jul46 - ADC Mitchel 104 BU 100ct46 - Stewart 115 BU 03Jun47 - 2232 ARTC 03Nov48 - CNC Dow 14 ABG 29Jul49 - Mitchel 2500 ABG 08Mar50 - AMC Aerodex Miami 01 Jul52 - MDAP 22Sep52 - 223782 French AF Inda-China 140ct52 - GT1/64 FRBDE? - GT1/62 Feb55 - GT1/64 Oct55 - Dbr 19Jan56 Le Bourget - Repaired and flown as '48994' 250ct56 - ELA 56 Mar58 - GSRA 76 FSEYC Feb59 - GOM 88 FSCJC Sep62 - GTLA 2/60 FRAJS Jan67 - F-BRAM Oeuvre Hospitaliere Francaise de l'Ordre de Malte, Paris Lsd Sep68 - Flew as '994' - French AF 1969 - TZ341 Mali AF Jul69. Originally a C-47A-30-DL, exact date of sighting unknown, but known to be between Jan-Jun 1966.
477011 C-47B-35-DK French AF 16595/33343 44-77011 D23May45 - KN650 RAF Montreal 24May45 - UK 31 May45 - M East 20Sep45 - 78 Sq - 215 Sq - 204 Sq - UK 25Mar48 - 82 Sq 060ct48 - 8 MU 24Jul50 - MAAG AFE Bordeaux FERBF C-470 24Apr53 - 77011 French AF 21Aug53 - CIET 340 FRAVG Sep53 - GT2/62 FRAZZ Nov53 - GT1/64 Oct55 - GT4/61 Nov55 - GT2/61 FRAOP Oct56 - GT2/64 FRAOB Dec56 - GT1 /64 Sep59 - GLA 45 FSCDL Jan61 - GTLA 2/60 FRAJY Mar64 - CIET 340 FRAVJ 1967 - 711 Fr Navy 56S Nov69 - Retired 1984 - sold. 11.12.62
        
 
Germany


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
  C-47 Luftwaffe     Three (different?) examples were seen during 1963, on the 09th & the 21st and 15th March (attending a NATO meeting).
ND+105 C-47B-35-DK German AF 16455/33203 44-76871 D02May45 - KN577 RAF Nassau 08May45 - ACSEA 29May45 - 300 Gp 10Jan46 - VMYDN - 1382 {T) CU 15Jun46 - 271 Sq 06Jun46 - 77 Sq - Oakington TC 08Nov48 - 53 Sq - 22 MU 21Feb50 - MAAG 140ct54 - 44-76871 USAF 040ct55 - German AF MatUKdo 1956 - GA+109 1/LTG61 Apr57 - AS+589 FFS 'S' 1959 - GR+112 1959 - ND+105 LwGrpSud LVSt 612 1961 - 4/FmLuVRgt 61 - 1408 13Nov67 - Sold Dec75 - N894 Intl Avn Devel Corp D03Mar76 -ATC Inc, Hal Far R15Dec76 - (Jan80) - Geosource L (Aug80) - Pyramid AIL L Aug81-Dec84 - Global Equipment Leasing Ltd, Reno, NV B23Apr86 - N516GL Rr Mar87 - Std Malaga - Canx Aug88 - HK-3361X Transamazonica Lida, (1990) - Lineas Aereas El Dorado (Feb92 to 1994) - Std Eldorado 1993. See also under DC-3/Miaco for further info on N894. Seen in “first half of 1966”.
XA-116 C-47D German AF 16804/33552 44-77220 D02Jul45 - KP250 RAF Montreal 03Jul45 - UK 09Jul45 - 77 Sq 27Aug45 - ACSEA 040ct45 - 31 Sq - 22 MU/UK 08Jan48 - MAAG 24Nov54 - 44-77220 USAF 08Dec55 - USAF-EAS - German AF MatUKdo 1956 - GA+111 1/LTG61 Apr57 - AS+586 FFS 'S' 1959 - GR+110 LTG61 Reserve Nov59 - XA+116 LVST 612 1961 - NASARR conv 1963 - 4/FmluVRgt 61 30May64 - 1411 13Nov67 - N90904 JV Masin Acft DSep74 - Eclipse Consultants Ltd R13Sep74 - Field Avn (S Africa) (Pty) Ltd R13Sep74/D26Dec74 - Johannesburg - Canx 14Jan75 - 6890 SAAF 44 Sq (1989)- Partly conv to C-47TP - N149RD Dodson Avn R19Dec97 -Abandoned as dismantled fuselage Mar01 at Wonderboom, still present Sep06, marked F-5 and DC-3-1. Converted from C-47B-40-DK, 14.03.63
XA+119 C-47B-30-DK German AF 16304/33052 44-76720 D07Apr45 - KN514 RAF Montreal 08Apr45 - 24 Sq 20Jun45 - 525 Sq 07Aug46 - 238 Sq - 10 Sq - 22 MU 15Feb50 - MAAG 02Nov54 - 44-76720 USAF 04Nov55 - German AF MatUKdo 1956 - GA+108 1/LTG61 Apr57 -AS+588 FFS 'S' 1959-AB+588 FFS 'B' 1961 -AA+588 FFS 'A' 1962 -XA+119 LVSt 612 1963-4/FmLuVRgt 61 30May64 - 1404 13Nov67 - Sold Dec75 - N893 ATC Inc, Hal Far, Malta D Feb76, R21 May76 - Pyramid AIL L (1977 to 1983) - Geosource c.Nov84 - Global Equipment Leasing Ltd, Reno, NV B23Apr86 - Rr N515GL Mar87 - Std Malaga Sep87 - Canx 14Jun88 - HK-3360X Transamazonica Lida, 1988 to 1995 - Ceased ops. Camouflaged, seen in “first half of 1966”. See also under DC-3/Miaco DC-3/Miaco table for further info on N893.
        
 
Greece


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
49-2621   Hellenic AF     23 August 1971.
49-2630   Hellenic AF     02 & 26 April 1971.
49-2634 C-47A-DL Hellenic AF 13836 43-30685 D27Sep43 - Baer 030ct43 - Dunnellon 16Aug44 - Camp Mackall13Sep44 - Baer 29Sep44 - Oakland 02Apr45 - Brookley 27Jul45 - S Bernardino 03Dec45 - RFC Ontario 16May46 - NC54339 AC Schirmer, Harbor City, NJ (1947) - The Babb Co Inc, Glendale, CA 1949 - USAF for R Hellenic AF - Aviation Maintenance Corp, Van Nuys 21Jul49 - Canx 08Aug49 - 49-2634 R Hellenic AF D09Nov49 - 335 Moira Apr83 - Std Sedes 1996, no engines - on dump at Sedes Nov00. 04 January 1971.
349111 C-47B-10-DK Hellenic AF 14927/26372 43-49111 D200ct44 - 12 AF Italy 13Nov44 - Oberpfaff 28May48 - 349111 R Hellenic AF 10Jun48 - l/s May83 - Pres. Ethniki Aeroporiki Akadamia Moussion, Tatoi, 1996 - Tanagra AFB Museum Apr98 - 123 Pteric Trg. Sch, Dekalia (2000). 12 April 1971.
92624 C-47A-35-DL Hellenic AF 9658 42-23796 D10Jun43 - Sedalia 17Jun43 - Malden 815 BU 28Aug44 - Perry 342 BU 28Mar45 - Drew 327 BU 15Sep45 - San Bernardino 4126 BU 09Jan45 - Long Beach 19Jun46 - RFC Ontario 17Jun46 - NC17140 Kansas City Southern Skyways Inc, Kansas City, MO - The Babb Co Inc, Glendale, CA 1949 -Avn Maint Corp, Van Nuys, 13Jul49 - USAF Aug49 - 49-2624 R Hellenic AF D140ct49 - Std Athens 1999. 31.03.62 & 03.10.62
92633 C-47A-60-DL Hellenic AF 10246 42-24384 D13Sep43-12AF Oran 210ct43-8AF 08Apr44-9AF 50 TCS (Jun44)- Cond 31May46 salvage- [Avn. Maint. Corp, Van Nuys, 21Jul49 - 49-2633 R Hellenic AF D30Nov49 - 355 Sq - (Sep73).] 21.09.58
92634 C-47A-DL Hellenic AF 13836 43-30685 D27Sep43 - Baer 030ct43 - Dunnellon 16Aug44 - Camp Macka1113Sep44 - Baer 29Sep44 - Oakland 02Apr45 - Brookley 27 Jul45 - S Bernardino 03Dec45 - RFC Ontario 16May46 - NC54339 A C Schirmer, Harbor City, NJ (1947) - The Babb Co Inc, Glendale, CA 1949 - USAF for R Hellenic AF - Aviation Maintenance Corp, Van Nuys 21Jul49 - Canx 08Aug49 - 49-2634 R Hellenic AF D09Nov49 - 335 Moira Apr83 - Std Sedes 1996, no engines - on dump at Sedes Nov00. 355 sqdn. Exact date unknown, sometime between Oct-Dec 1965.
92637 C-47A-85-DL Hellenic AF 19983 43-15517 D05Apr44 - ATC Chicago 12Apr44 - Hill 11Jun44 - Memphis 11 Nov44 - RFC Augusta 09Mar46 - NC62386 Skyfreight Airlines Inc, Dallas, TX (1947) - Modern Air Transport (1947) - The Babb Co Inc, Glendale, CA 1949 - Avn. Maintenance Corp, Van Nuys 27 Jul49 - USAF for R Hellenic AF - 49-2637 R Hellenic AF D13Jan50 - 355 Moira - 114 Apt - Std Athens/Hellinikon Jul89 to Feb01. 355 sqdn. Exact date unknown, sometime between Oct-Dec 1965.
KN527 C-47B-30-DK Hellenic AF 16327/33075 44-76743 D13Apr45 - KN527 RAF Montreal 15May45 - UK 24May45-ACSEA20Sep45 -10 Sq -22 MU/UK 19Dec47 - KN527 R Hellenic AF 06Aug49 to 1980s. 28.04.65
KN575 C-47B-35-DK Hellenic AF 16451/33199 44-76867 D30Apr45 - KN575 RAF Nassau 05May45 - ACS EA 27May45 - 31 Sq (Nov45) - 33 MU/UK 19Dec46 - 22 MU 17 Apr4 7 - FLC via SAL - KN575 R Hellenic AF 06May57 to Jun84 - Std Athens Jul89 - VIP Larissa May95 - 355MTM-Stm1 (Novoa - 2002) - Wfs 110ct02 - Stored, Sedes. 03.05.61
        
 
Israel


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
4X-FAA C-47 Air Force     03.04.59
        
 

Italy


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
  C-47 Italian AF     02.07.63
MM61764/SP-21   Italian AF     01.04.59
MM61765/SP-20 C-53-DO Italian AF 11681 42-68754 D19Apr43- Oran 60 TCG 10 TCS 11May43-9AF 04Apr44 - Oberpfaff. 01Jan48 - FLC Italy 14Mar49 - MM61765 Italian AF - SqTrCa Somalia '3' (AS-22?) Mar50 to Jun51 - SM-13 - S0-1 Mar55 to Mar57 - SP-20 May57 to 1960- SM-1 Jun60 - CR-40- RR-03 Jun76 to Sep78 8 Gruppo 1979 - 14-49 Jun80 to Oct80 - Scrap at Roma-Guidonia Jan89. 22 June 1971.
MM61766/SP-22   Italian AF     26.05.59
MM61775/SM-09 C-47A-65-DL Italian AF 19016 42-100553 001 Nov43 - 8AF - 9 AF - 81 TCS (Aug44)- Div 09May46 - PH-TCK KLM 28May46 - Italian AF 05May50 - MM61775 RVSM (Jun50) - RR-03 - SM-9 (Feb72) - SM-16 (Feb74) - 31-Stormo (Apr78 to 79) - 14-40 (Jul80 to Aug82) - Std. Pratica di Mare Oct82 to Apr01. Night stop between 05/06.08.64. Operator listed as OOSJ (Order of St.John). Also on 01 Aug. 1968
MM61776 C-47A-70-DL Italian AF 19194   Seen on 26.08.62, 06.09.62, night stop between 06/07??, and between 05/06.08.64. Owner listed as OOSJ.
MM61778/SP-11 C-47A-65-DL Italian AF 18964 42-100501 D210ct43 -8AF 05Dec43- 9AF - 81 TCS (Aug44)- Sold 04Jan46 - PH-TBL KLM 13Apr46 - "I-NEBB" Italian Govt 22May50 - MM6177B Min Dif. Aeron. RVSM Jun50 - I-NEBB Min Dif.Aeron R31 Dec69 - canx to Italian AF 02Sep70 - SM-13 - SM-10 Feb72 - SP-11 Apr78 - Wfu at Latina Sep78 - Scr 1988 at Latina. [Note: I-NEBB was initially a radio call sign only]. Operated by OOSJ, seen between 25-26.08.62, again on the 26th, 05-06.08.64, 06.09.62, and between 06/07 ??. Again in June, Dec. 1967 (reportedly made a “very rough landing”), Aug 68.
MM61815/SM-11 C-47B-15-DK Italian AF 15355/26800 43-49539 D30Nov44 - 12 AF Italy 7 TCS 14Jan45/(Apr45) - 1-TRAS Transadriateca R05Dec46 - ALI R15Nov49 - LAI R14Mar52 - MM61815 Italian AF 090ct52 - SM-11 - ZR-12 1961 - SP-14 - SP-24 - CR-47 Feb75 - 14-47 (Apr?? to 1985) - Std 1986 - Ditellandia Air Park, Castel Volturno, Italy (Apr95 -Apr01 ). 12.02.59, Badge of Knights of Malta covering fuselage roundel. Again on 29-30.04.60 (a second trip on the 30th.), 11.05.60 (two trips, second trip a night stop, departing on the 12th.) Operator listed as Knights of St.John, 05.08.63, 16.03.71.
MM61816 Italian AF C-47B-15-DK 26646   Night-stop between 04/05.08.62. Owner listed as Order of St.John.
MM61817 C-53-DO Italian AF 7325 42-15530 D12Jul42 - 8 AF 300ct42 - Oran 30Jan43 - 12 AF - FLC 07Dec45 - I-EBRO Avio Linee ltaliane R11Jan48 - ALI Flotte Riunite R12Sep49 - LAI R14Mar52 - MM61817 Italian AF 18Nov52 - SM-11 - RR-11 1961 - SP-26 - SM-16 1973 - SM-18B SIOS/RVSM Operator listed as Knights of St.John. Arrived on 11.05.60 between 10:15-11:40, returning the same day at 18:15, departing on the 12th at 09:40. Other sightings between 14/15.07.62 and 15/16.07.63.
MM61818/SM-14 C-53-DO Italian AF 7397 42-15880 D29Jul42 - 8 AF 250ct42 - Oran 28Feb43 - Cond 11 May46 - I-ENOS Avio Linee ltaliane R100ct47 -ALI Flotte Riunite R12Sep49 - LAI 7397 42-15880 D29Jul42 - 8 AF 250ct42 - Oran 28Feb43 - Cond 11 May46 - I-ENOS Avio Linee ltaliane R100ct47 -ALI Flotte Riunite R12Sep49 - LAI R14Mar52 - MM61818 Italian AF D18Nov52 - SqTrCA Somalia 1955 - SM-14 Jul57 - ZR-14 1961/62 - SM-24 Apr65 - SM-31 Feb72 - RR-02 - Std Guidonia Jul77 to Apr78 - Derelict Apr79 - Scrap Jan89. Operator listed as Knights of St.John Night stop between 29-30.04.60, with a second flight on the 30th. Again between 14/15.07.62 (Custom file also had 306 Gruppo written as operator). Badge of Knights of Malta covering fuselage roundel. 05.08.63 and on 16.10.67.
MM61825/ZS-10 Italian AF C-47-DL 4221   Night stop between 29-30.04.60, with a second trip on the 30th. Two trips on 11.05.60, night-stop between 04/05.08.62, another night-stop between 25/26 Aug and a second trip on the 26th. Last noted between 15/16.07.63. Operator listed as Knights of St. John.
MM61832/SM-16   Italian AF     Seen during Jan. June, July, Oct. & on 21 Dec. 72. Crashed 23.11.73, Venice.
MM61894/SM-15 C-47-DL Italian AF 4261 4261 41-7774 04Apr42 - Olmsted 12Apr42 - Westover 28May42 - BOLERO 04Jun42 - 8 AF 16Sep42 - 9 AF 12 TCS TORCH 07Nov42 - 12 AF Italy - FLC 11Dec45 - I-LIDA LAI R12Apr47 - Alitalia 01Nov57 - MM61894 Italian AF D28Jun60 - SM-15 1962 - SM-32 - SM-25 - SM-30 - RR-02 - SP-12 - RM-32 Feb72 to Jul72 - CR-50 1976 - Std Guidonia Jul77 to Apr78 - Derelict Jul79 - Museo Storico del AMI, Vigna di Valle 1994 - Scrapped Roma-Guidonia .98. Night-stop between 14/15.07.62 (Custom file also had 306 Gruppo written as operator), on 06.09.62 (returned later the same day for a night-stop. Another night-stop between 06-07 ?? and between 15/16.07.63. Badge of Knights of Malta covering fuselage roundel. 05.08.63.
        
 
        
 
Libya


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
0-16163 C-47B-1-DL Air Force 20629 43-16163 ASC Patterson 4100 BU 27Jun44 - 4000 BU 14Nov45 - C-470 19Sep46 - AMC Wr. Patt 2750 ABW 01Jul49 - AFE Orly 7415 ABG 02Dec52 - Evreux-Fauville 465 TCW 05Dec55 - Orly 7415 ABG 11Jan56 - 7 415 SG 01 Oct57 - Tempelhof 7350 ABS 11 Feb58 - 7350 SS 08Mar58 - HQC Bolling 1100 MSG 26Apr58 - 1100 ABW 01Jul59 - Andrews 1001 ABW 21Nov61 - TAC Eglin 09 1ACW12Aug65 - LOG D Monthan 17Nov65 - Miami AIIMF 12May67 - MAP 04Jan68 - 316163 Philippine AF? - 16163 R Libyan AF 1968. Brought spares for one of four F-5s on delivery to Libya. See Military Deliveries page.
0-49217 C-47B-10-DK Air Force 15033/26478 43-49217 1 TC Baer 806 BU 280ct44 -ATC Morrison 1103 BU 12Nov44 - 9 AF 29Nov44 - ATC Bradley 121 BU 04Aug45 - ATS Robins AD 4117 BU 06Aug45 - Olmsted 4112 BU 17Dec45 - C-47D17Aug47 - AMC Olmsted MAMA 16Jul51 - 2855 ABW 03Jan56 - LOG D Monthan 23Jul62 - Miami AllMF 21Jun66 - MAP 49217 R Libyan AF 29Sep66. 30 Oct. 1968. Again at Luqa 16-18 Jan 1972 as 43-49217.
        
 
Morocco


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
42-5682 C-47-DL AF 7376   Landed on 04.11.59 between 10:25-16:00. This aircraft was listed as Moroccan A/Ls, without a registration, but c/s was given as 5682. Of the four civil Moroccan DC-3s, this was the only one transferred to the Air Force with 5682 as part of its serial number.
49206 C-47B-10-DK AF 15022/26467 43-49206 1 TC Baer 806 BU 300ct44 - ATC Morrison 1103 BU 14Nov44 - 9 AF 16Nov44 -ATC Morrison 1103 BU 06Sep45 -ATS Greenville 4197 BU 06Sep45 - S Bernardino 4126 BU 15Jan46 - CAF McChord 464 BU 20Feb46 - TAC McChord 314 BU 15Apr46 - 62 ADRG 20Aug47 - 62 MSG 31Aug47 - C-470 17Nov47 - Pope 13Apr48 - McChord 10May48 - 62 ABG 01Sep48 - CNC McChord 62 TCW 24Feb50 - 325 FWW 05May50 - AMC McClellan SAAMA 21 Jun50 - LOG McClellan 2852 ABW 16Jan62 - D Monthan 30Mar62 - Hagerstown Fairchild 29Jun62 - 49206 R Moroccan AF CNALD 310ct62 - N54611 Euroworld California Inc, CA R07 Apr78 - Military Aircraft Restoration R Apr84 - For sale 1986 - '11843' Altus AFB Museum, OK (Sep01). 22.06.63
        
 
Netherlands (Dutch East Indies)


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
DT-972   Netherlands govt     03.04.46.
DT-975 C-47A-80-DL Netherlands Govt 19623 43-15157 D15Feb44 - 8 AF 18Mar44 - 9 AF 25Apr44 - 43 TCS (Sep44) - ATCO 14May45 - Morrison 07Nov45 - RFC Bush D07Nov45 - DT-975NHRCQ RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCQ KNILM 17Sep47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDF Rr 100ct56 - Zamrud - PK-OAZ Philips Petroleum R29Sep70 -Airfast Services (Nov71)- PT Airfast (1978)- PT Safari Air -Airfast Services (Dec81) -Active 1995 - Std Jakarta-Halim (Apr99-Aug05). 07.04.46.
DT-976 C-47A-80-DL Netherlands govt 19611 43-15145 D10Feb44 - 8AF 11Mar44 - 9AF 61 TCG -48 TCS (Sep44) -ATCO 14May45 - Morrison 28Sep45 - RFC Bush 08Nov45 - DT-976NHRCR RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCR KLM 10Sep47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GOG Rr 07 Jul56 - Wfu spares. 25.04.46.
DT-977 C-47A-25-DK Dutch East Indian Govt 13639 42-93698 D17Jun44 - 9 AF 10Jul44 - 315 TCG (Sep44) - ATCO 14May45 - Morrison - RFC Bush 22Sep45 - DT-977NHRCT RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCT KNILM 09Aug47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDH Rr 04Jul56 - Acft Polytechnic Sch 10Jan73. 10.04.46.
DT-978 C-47A-80-DL Netherlands govt 19672 43-15206 D18Feb44 - 8 AF 11Apr44 - 9 AF 12Apr44 - 34 TCS (Sep44) - Morrison 25Sep45 - RFC Bush 25Sep45 - DT-978NHRCU RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCU KNILM 28Nov47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDI Rr 1956 - Cr 24Jan61 Mt Burangrang, 12m NW of Bandung, Java. 28.04.46.
DT-979 C-47A-80-DL Netherlands govt 19844 43-15378 D16Mar44 - Algiers 17Apr44 - 9 AF 10 TCS (Jul44) - Morrison 25Sep45 - RFC Bush 26Sep45 - DT-979NHRCV RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCV KNILM 26Aug47 - Garuda Indonesian AJW 28Dec49 - PK-GDK Rr 07Aug56 - PN Merpati Nusantara 22Nov69 - PK-ZDI Zamrud Avn Aug70 to 1972 - Derelict Denpasar Dec73 - Wfu and partly cannibalised (Feb78)- Canx. 25.04.46.
DT-980 C-47A-80-DK Netherlands govt 12933 42-93063 D04Apr44 - 8 AF 22Apr44 - 9 AF 02May44 - 34 TCS (Sep44) -ATCO 14May45 - Morrison - RFC Bush 05Nov45 - DT-980NHRCW RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCW KNILM 240ct47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDL Rr 01Jul56 - (1972) - Wfu - Merpati Nusantara? 20.04.46.
DT982 C-47A-65-DL Netherlands govt 19005 42-100542 D280ct43 - 8 AF 15Jan44 - 9 AF - 80 TCS (Aug44 - Dec44) - Hunter 19Jul45 -Alliance 25Jul45 - RFC Walnut Ridge D220ct45 - DT-982/VHRCZ RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-471 NEIAF - PK-DBA KNILM 01Aug47 - PK-DPB Rr01Aug47 - Garuda Indonesian 01Jan50 - Cr 17Nov50 Sourabaya, Perak. 19.10.46.
DT984 Netherlands govt 19279 42-100816 016Dec43 - 438 TCG - 8 AF 20Feb44 - Bradley 08Aug45 - Marfa 22Aug45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 05Nov45 - DT-984/VHRCB RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-473 NEIAF - PK-DBC KNILM 24Sep47 - PK-DPD Rr29Sep47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 01Jan50 - Cr 25Nov54 Djambi. 07.11.46.
DT988 C-47A-80-DL Netherlands govt 19658 43-15192 017Feb44 - 8 AF 30Mar44 - 9 AF 77 TCS (Dec44) - Hunter 05Jul45 - S Bernardino 06Jul45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 27Nov45 - DT-988/VHRCF RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-477 NEIAF - PK-DBG KNILM - PK-DPH KNILM R06Nov47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK -GDW Rr 07Jul56 - Merpati N usantara O 1 Dec69 – PK -N D L Rr 11 Feb 70 (to Dec 77) - N LR. 27.11.46.
DT987 C-47A-25-DL Netherlands govt 13535 42-93605 D06Jun44 - 9 AF 16Jul44 - 3 Path. Sq (Dec44) - 87 TCS 30May45 - Bradley 05Aug45 - Kellogg 05Aug45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 300ct45 - DT-987/VHRCE RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-476 Neth Ind AF - PK-DPG KNILM 01Aug47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GOV Rr 1956 - Cr 24Dec59 Talang Suak, nr Palernbanq, Indonesia. 28.10.46.
DT989 C-47A-25-DL Netherlands govt 13766 42-93813 D29Jun44 - 9 AF 30Jul44 - Hunter 03Jul45 - S Bernardino 05Jul45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 18Nov45 - DT-989/VHRCG RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCG KLM 01Aug47 - Nl-478 NEIAF - PK-DBH KNILM 240ct47 - PK-DPI Rr - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDX Rr Aug56 - PN Merpati. Nusantara - PK-NDJ Rr 11 Feb70 - T-477 AURI 13Jul70. [There are discrepancies here as T-477 was noted in 1957/59]. 16.11.46.
DT990 C-47A-20-DK Netherlands govt 13052 42-93170 D18Apr44 - Baer 18May44 - Bergstrom 31May44 - Morrison 09Jan45 - Baer 27Mar45 - Kellogg 17 Aug45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 260ct45 - DT-990/VHRCH RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCH KNILM 14Aug47 - Nl-479 - PK-DPJ Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GOY Rr13Jul56 - Cr 05Feb61 Masalembo Is, Surabaya, Indonesia. 22.12.46.
DT991 C-47A-10-DK Netherlands govt 12514 42-92686 D 13F eb44 - Algiers 14Apr44 - 12 AF Italy 60 TCG 21 Apr44 - Morrison - RFC Bush 01 Oct45 - Netherlands Purch. Comm., New York, NY 29Jan46 - DT-991/VHRCI RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-480 - PK-RCI KLM Inter Insular Bedriff 02Jan48 - T-491 AURI - PK-DPK Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDZ Rr 19Jan57 - Cr 29Dec61 en route Soerabaja, Sumatra. 11.12.46.
        
 
Senegal


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
6W-SAC C-47 Senegal AF 6207 41-38748 05Jan43 - Accra 27Mar43 - C Africa Wg ATC 29May43 - Cairo - Div France 17Nov45 - F-BBBA Air France R Nov45/A14Jun46 - 38748/6WSAC Senegal AF 19Jun63 - F-GEFX Aero Stock, Nov86- Broken up Le Bourget Sep89. __.06.63.
        
 
South Africa

The following C-47 were carrying South African and Rhodesian (today Zimbabwe) military personnel for participation in the London Victory by Air parade of 1946.


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
6827 C-47A-1-DK 28 12158 42-108831 D22Dec43 - FZ603 RAF Nassau 22Jan44 - 6827 SAAF D 12Mar44 - ZS-DOZ Kiersley A/W R11Jul50 - G-ALPN BEA 190ct50 - Pionair "Sir Godfrey Pain" 20Jul51 - Silver City A/W "City of Belfast" 17Nov59 - British United A/W 23Jan62 - British United (Cl) A/W Ltd 01 Nov62 - BUIA 01 Nov68 - Wfu 05Nov68 - B/u 1968 Ronaldsway, IoM. Seen on 15.05.46, again on 12.06.46 returning to South Africa.
6829 C-47A-10-DK 28 12413 42-92595 D24Jan44 - KG383 RAF Nassau 20Feb44 - 6829 SAAF 12Mar44 - 5 Wg 1946 - 28 Sq 1946 - 27 Sq Mar68 - 35 Sq 1989 - Maritime - Std (May95) - ZS-BXJ SAA Historic Flight R 11 Dec95, D26Jul96 [dual marks ZS-BXJ/6829 Jan97] - Std at Swartkop AB Dec01 - SAA Historic Flt. - Noted under restoration Nov04. 15.06.46
6830 C-47A-10-DK 28 12414 42-92596 027 Jan44 - KG384 RAF Nassau 02Mar44 - 6830 SAAF 31 Mar44 - 5 Wg 1945 - zs .. BYI Suidair ntu - ZS-DFB Tropic A/W (Pty) Ltd R07Feb51 - Cr 27 Jul52 in Mediterranean, nr Benghazi, Libya.[EF] 16.05.46, on 12.06.46 returning to South Africa.
6831 C-47A-15-DK 28 12595 42-92759 D23Feb44 - KG483 RAF Nassau - 6831 SAAF 17Apr44 - 28 Sq Apr45 to 1946 - ZS-BXZ Suidair B20Nov47 - Mercury A/WR Oct48 ntu (Israel ?). 15.05.46, on 12.06.46 returning to South Africa.
6832 C-47A-10-DK 28 12478 42-108863 D09Feb44 - KG443 RAF Nassau 26Feb44 - 6832 SAAF 08Apr44 - 5 Wg 1945 - 28 Sq 1946 - 27 Sq - 25 Sq (Oct75 to 1989) wfu - 35 Sq - SAAF Museum Ysterplaat - Std D F Malan Jun98. 16.05.46, on 15.06.46 returning to South Africa.
6837 C-47A-25-DK 28 13539 42-93608 D07Jun44 - KG672 RAF Nassau 17Jun44 - 6837 SAAF 05Jul44 - 5 Wg 1945 - 28 Sq 1946 - 60 Sq 'JS-X' 1948 - xx - Multi Eng Conv Unit (Sep72) - Conv. to C-47TP - 44 Sq - 35 Sq - 44 Sq (1999) - 35 Sq - on display Ysterplaat 08Nov03. 18.05.46, on 16.06.46 returning to South Africa.
6838 C-47A-25-DK 28 13541 42-93610 D09Jun44 - KG674 RAF Nassau 22Jun44 - 6838 SAAF 23Jul44 - 28 Sq 'OD-W' 1946 - 15 AD 1954 - ZS-CAI Dept of Tpt R21Aug58 - [Used for navaid calibration etc] - Business Aviation of Congo (2002) - R to D E Brissow 26Aug05. 18.05.46, on 16.06.46 returning to South Africa.
6839 C-47A-25-DK 28 13540 42-93609 D09Jun44 - KG673 RAF Nassau 24Jun44 - 6839 SAAF 13Jul44 - 5 Wg 1945 - 15 AD 1954 - xx - 85 AFS (Mar78) - ZS-MRS Wonderair for conv. to C-47TP at Wonderboom Apr90 - Avia Air Charter, Wonderboom, 1992 - 6839 SAAF Oct95 - Flight Test & Development Centre, Bredasdorp, Sep00 - 35 Sq. 15.05.46, on 12.06.46 returning to South Africa
6841 C-47A-30-DK 28 13867/25312 43-48051 D10Jul44 - KG768 RAF Nassau 22Jul44 - 6841 SAAF D11Aug44 - 5 Wg 17Feb45 - 28 Sq 29Jul45 - 15 AD 1954 - 703 (?) R Rhodesian AF D27Jan64 - R7303 Rhodesian AF 01Mar70 - 7303 Zimbabwe AF 18Apr80 - Std Manyame (Feb98). Seen on 13.06.46 returning to South Africa, c/s WAT954.
6843 C-47B-1-DK 28 14164/25609 43-48348 D Aug44 - KJ825 RAF Nassau 16Aug44 - 6843 SAAF D15Sep44 - 5 Wg 1945 - 28 Sq 'OD-Q' 1946 - 15 AD (1954 to 1970) - MECU (Nov72) - Fl after in-flight fire 21Sep87 S of Bloemfontein. Seen on 12.06.46 on the return flight to South Adrica.
6846 C-47B-5-DK 28 14671/26116 43-48855 D25Sep44 - KJ942 RAF Nassau 090ct44 6846 (1) SAAF D07Nov44 - Zwartkop AFB 16Jul53 - Cr Rand Apt 16Jul53. 15.05.46, and on the return trip to South Africa on 12.06.46.
6848 C-47B-10-DK 28 14993/26438 43-49177 D260ct44 - KJ999 RAF Nassau 290ct44 - 6848 SAAF VIP D21Nov44 - 5 Wg 1945 - 15 AD 1954 - 25 Sq 190ct68 to (Mar73) - 35 Sq (1989) - ZS-NTD Aero Air 1995 - Eyethu Air Cargo Jan98 -Air Zambezi "Southern Belle" - Lanseria MarOO - 'People First' titles Jul00 - Regn taped over Oct03-13Feb04 - Stored Jun05. 15.05.46, and on 13.06.46 returning to South Africa.
6849 C-47B-10-DK 28 14994/26439 43-49118 D260ct44 - KK100 RAF Nassau 200ct44 – 6849 SAAF D21Nov44 - 5 Wg – ZS-DKP Africair Ltd R18Jan55 - Wenela R 18Jan55 – VP-YGP - Rr 120ct60 - A2-ZEP Wenela Air Svce Sep68 – ZS-IPX Contractor Air Svce Apr72 - A2-AAA Bamwangato Concessions Ltd Oct73 - Field Avn Ltd R02May77 – ZS-IPX Rr May?? - 6892 SAAF 44 Sq (1989) - Conv to C-47TP (Oct95) - 44 Sq - N195RD Dodson Avn Inc, R 08Jul98 – ZS-QJI Dodson Intl Parts SA R03Mar99 - Std at New Century Air Park, KS Jul99 - Retnd to S Africa Jan03 - Operational at Wonderboom (Feb04-0ct05). 16.05.46, again seen on 16.06.46 on the return trip to South Africa.
6850 C-47B-15-DK 28 15301/26746 43-49485 D27Nov44 - KK162 RAF Nassau 02Dec44 - 6850 (1) SAAF D21Dec44 - 28 Sq 1946 - 15 AD (1954) - xx - Cr 04Aug72 Snake Valley,nr Zwartkop. 12.06.46
6855 C-47A-30-DK 28 16189/32937 44-76605 D26Mar45 - KN464 RAF Nassau 04Apr45 - 6855 (1) SAAF D15Apr45 - ZS-DJC Sth African A/W "Mt Prospect" R14Jan54 - Cr 06Mar62 Mt Katberg, nr Seymour. Arr on 17.05.46, returned on 15.06.46 using c/s WAT965 to South Africa.
6858 C-47A-35-DK 28 16628/33376 44-77044 D28May45 - KN671 RAF Montreal 29May45 - 6858(1) SAAF D28Jun45 - Cr 26Feb48 nr Lyttleton. 18.05.46 returning to South Africa on 15.06.46 as WAT964.
        
 
Turkey


SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
  C-47 Turkish AF     Additional sightings during 1963 were on 13.01, 15.03 (NATO meeting) 09.07 & 17.11.
CBK-04 C-47B-5-DK Turkish AF 14700/26145 43-48884 D28Sep44 - Europe ATC 220ct44 - 9 AF - ATC - Cairo - Cond salvage 23Aug46 - 43-6004 Turkish AF 1946 - CBK-04 - Cr Yssilkoy 14Jan65. 1962.
CBK-41 C-47A-30-DK Turkish AF 14068/25513 43-48252 D28Jul44 - 9 AF 30Aug44 - Munich 01Jan48 - Kaufbeuren 14May48 - 43-6041 Turkish AF 06Dec48 - ETl-41 (Jun80) - 12-041 - 1-041 (Jul89) - Cr on take-off Eskisehir Aug94 [EF], used for fire practice. 14.03.63.
ETI-19 C-47A-65-DL Turkish AF 19017 42-100554 D01Nov43 - 8 AF 06Jan44 - 9 AF - 81 TCS (Aug44) - Munich 01Jan48 - Kaufbeuren 12May48 - Erding 14Jul48 - 42-6019 Turkish AF 17Nov48 - ETl-19 (Jul64)- 221 Filo - Cr 05Nov74 Etimesgut.  
ETI-23 C-47A-80-DL Turkish AF 19595 43-15129 D08Feb44 - 8 AF 26Mar44 - 9 AF 305 TCS BOSTON (Jun44) - Munich 01Jan48 - Oberpfaff. 26Jan48 - Kaufbeuren 14May48 - 43-6023 Turkish AF 13Aug48 - KR-23 - ETl-23 (Jul64) - 12-023 (Apr87 & Jul88) - Wfu 13Jan93 - Stored Erkilet (Apr94 ). July/Aug 1964.
        
 
United Kingdom

Serial numbers FD___ - KG___

SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
FD873 C-47A-30-DL   9491 42-23629 D05May43 - FD873 RAF 15May43 - UK 24 Sq 06Jun43 - 512 Sq 23Aug43 - 575 Sq 14Feb44 - 216 Gp M East 28Feb46 - FLC Payne Fld 29May47 - Iranian A/ws (overhaul) - SX-BAD TA Hellenic AIL 07Jul51 - Olympic AJW 06Apr57 - Cr 290ct59 Tanagra, nr Athens. 28.04.46, arrived from Cairo on flt 332C.
FD945 C-47A-40-DL   9866 42-24004 D14Jul43 - FD945 RAF UK 512 Sq 13Aug43 - 511 Sq 17Sep43 - 575 Sq 15Jan46 - 107 MU Kasfareet (1947) - R Egyptian AF 29May47. 13.04.46, arrived from Egypt, c/s flight 332.
FZ636 C-47A-1-DK   12193 42-92397 D05Jan44 - FZ636 RAF Montreal 22Jan44 - 512 Sq • 14Feb44 - 107 OTU 18May44 - 24 Sq 17Aug44 - 575 Sq 240ct45 - Std Kasfareet 1946 - VT-CHE Jupiter A/W Ltd R21Jan47 - Himalayan Avn Ltd R14Feb50 - Indian All Corp 01Aug53 - (er 28May58 Kathmandu) - BJ621 Indian AF 24Mar62. 14.08.46 special B/bushe
KG322 C-47A-5-DK   12329 42-92519 D18Jan44 - KG332 RAF Montreal 06Feb44 - UK 575 Sq 23Feb44 - SOC 26Apr45 SMT. 07.05.46 Castel Benito. (This was a Italian AF base during WWII, becoming RAF Castel Benito after being captured by the British. In 1952, the name was changed to RAF Idris, at the request of the Libyan government. The airfield was handed over to the Libyan authorities in 1966, and is today known as Tripoli International airport.)
KG328 C-47A-5-DK   12325 42-92516 D13Jan44 • KG328 RAF Montreal 06Feb44 - UK 575 Sq 23Feb44 - Med M East 28Feb46 - FLC Payne Fld 29Mar47. 19.04.46.
KG339 C-47A-5-DK   12346 42-92535 D21Feb44 - KG339 RAF Montreal 21 Feb44 - UK 13Mar44 - 575 Sq 24Apr44 - Med M East 28Feb46 - VT-CHD Jupiter A/W Ltd R21Jan47 ntu - Canx 1951. 09.04.46, c/s flight 331 from Naples, returned from Egypt.
KG431 C-47A-10-DK   12466 42-92643 D08Feb44 - KG431 RAF Montreal 14Feb44 - UK 12Mar44 - 575 Sq 25Apr44 - M East 14Mar46 - 512 Sq - FLC Payne Fld 31Dec46. 05/06.04.46
KG511 C-47A-20-DK   12915 42-93047 D04Apr44 - KG511 RAF Montreal 08Apr44 - M East 27Apr44 - 44 Sq SAAF - FLC Egypt 24Jun47 - VT-CHA Jupiter A/W Ltd R290ct46 - XY-ACI Airways Burma Ltd 1950 - Burmese AF (prob UBT-709). 07.04.46, arrived from Egypt.
KG522 C-47A-20-DK   12926 42-93057 D05Apr44 - KG522 RAF Montreal - 08Apr44 - M East 12May44 - 512 Sq 190ct45 - 575 Sq 190ct45 - M East 31Jan46 - 216 Sq - FLC Payne Fld 31 Dec46 - ET-T-18 Sultan Airways - Taken over by government to settle debts 13Apr49 - Ethiopian All - Cr 15Jul60 between Bulcha and Jimma, S Ethiopia. 02.03.46
KG615 C-47A-25-DK   13374 42-93460 D22May44 - KG615 RAF Montreal 25May44 - UK 05Jun44 - 575 Sq Jun44 - 216 Gp Med ME 16Feb46 - FLC Payne Fld 31Dec46. Arrived on flt 332 from Egypt on 05.04.46.
KG620 C-47A-25-DK   13380 42-93465 D22May44 - KG620 RAF Montreal 27May44 - UK 01Jun44 - 575 Sq 06Jul44 - 512 Sq 27Jul44 - 575 Sq 02Feb46 - Med ME 28Mar46 - FLC Payne Fld 28Nov46 - VT-CHH Jupiter A/W Ltd R290ct46 -Air India Ltd R01 Jun49 - Indian All Corp 01Aug53 - J-978 Indian AF Mar68 - Broken up. 24.04.46. from Naples
KG652 C-47A-25-DK   13469 42-93545 D30May44 - KG652 RAF Montreal 06Jun44 - UK 12Jun44 - 107 OTU 15Aug46 - 1333 {TS) CU 01Mar45 - 22 MU 020ct46 - A Hyde 12Dec46 - (FLC 10Mar47) - NC95488 - 0278 Argentine Navy 16Aug48 - 2-Gt-20 - 3-Gt-5 - 4-T-23 1952 - CTA-14 Nov56 - 5-T-26 Apr63 - T-26 Paraguayan Navy 1979 - Retired 1981, wfuAsuncion - Derelict at Nhu Guaza AB Oct03. 19.04.46.
KG668 C-47A-25-DK   13485 42-93560 D02Jun44 - KG668 RAF Montreal 06Jun44 - UK 13Jun44 - 24 Sq 14Aug44 - 435/436 Sq 15Sep45 - 435 Sq 17Mar46 - Canadian Govt 08Apr46 - RCAF 1 AC Trenton [Oak 3FP] 17Jun46 - CFS Trenton 04May55 - 4 T OTU Trenton 260ct55 - CEPE Uplands 09Nov59 - TC 111 KU Winnipeg 31 Mar60 - ATC 102 KU Trenton 18Jan63 - 4 OTU Trenton 26Feb63 - CFS Gimli 21 Nov63 - CFS Winnipeg 20Ju164 -ANS Winnipeg 19Feb68 - 4 T OTU Trenton 15Jan70 - AETE Uplands 05Mar70 - 12942 CAF Jun70 - Airborne Sensing Unit, Uplands 28Jun71 - Ottawa 20Dec72 - C-GRSA Dept of Energy Mines & Resources B21 May75 - Canadian Center for Remote Surveys R07 Jul75 - lnnotech Avn Ltd, Dorval, PQ Jul80 -Advanced Forest Technology Inc, Thunder Bay, Ont, RAug87 - Knox Air Service, Red Lake, Ont, L07May91 to 20Jun91 - Sabourin Lake Airways - N471AF Aero Freight Inc, Las Cruces, NM, R15Nov94 - XA-SYN Aero Juarez SA de CV, Ciudad Juarez, Chih. R May95 - N472AF Aero Freight Inc, Las Cruces, B21 Feb96 - Sale reported 10Nov04 - R11Jan05 to N491AT Inc, Wilmington, DE. 07.05.46.
KG675 C-47A-25-DK   13542 42-93611 D09Jun44 - KG675 RAF Nassau 22Jun44 - N Africa 17Aug44 - Dakota Flt Accra - 1314 Flt - Med ME 25Apr46 - FLC Payne Fld 26Sep46 - VT-CGO Bharat AJW Ltd "Supavn" R030ct46 - Indian All Corp 01Aug53 - M S Kasturi & Sons Ltd "The Hindu" 29Feb58 - Wfu Sep81, Canx. 30.04.46.
KG688 C-47A-25-DK   13555 42-93623 D10Jun44 - KG688 RAF Montreal 18Jun44 - M East 27 Jul44 - 44 Sq 26Nov44 - India 300ct46 - VT-CHI Jupiter AfW Ltd R290ct46 - R Indian AF Dec47 11.04.46.
KG753 C-47A-30-DK   13852/25297 43-48036 D08Jul44 - KG753 RAF M East 31Aug44 - 216 Sq - FLC 31 Oct46 - VT-CHG Jupiter A/W Ltd R290ct46 - Dbr - Canx 26Feb53. 18.04.46
KG774 C-47B-30-DK   14006/25451 43-48190 D24Jul44 - KG774 RAF UK 07Aug44 - 525 Sq 01Sep44 - 575 Sq 09Sep45 - 216 Gp M East 31Jan46 - FLC Payne Fld 31Dec46 - USAF - No disposal given, so probably scrapped on site. 08.05.46
        
 
KJ___

SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
KJ864 C-47B-1-DK   14358/25803 43-48542 D27Aug44 - KJ864 RAF 30Aug44 - 108 OTU 30Nov44 - 76 Sq - 575 Sq 27Nov45 - Med ME 28Aug46 - 215 Sq 11Dec47 - 70 Sq 27May48 - 8 MU/UK 02Dec49 - SOC spares 16Aug50. Arrived from Algiers on 04.04.46.
KJ874 C-47B-1-DK   14368/25813 43-48552 D27Aug44 - KJ874 RAF Montreal 30Aug44 - 108 OTU 17Nov44- 271 Sq 17Nov45 - 77 Sq - Oakington 03May48- Waterbeach 12Jan50 - 22 MU 06Feb50 - PTU Henlow 18Dec52 - G-AMZE Min of Supply 15Apr53 - S Smith & Son (Avn Div) Ltd 13May58 - B/u 01 Feb64 Burnaston. 17.09.46.
KJ877 C-47A-1-DK   14371/25816 43-48555 D27Aug44 - KJ877 RAF Montreal 30Aug44 - 108 OTU 30Nov44 - 271 Sq 29Nov45 - 77 Sq - 22 MU 18Nov47 - K-38 Belgian AF OTCWQ 29Dec49 - 48555 French AF (MDAP) 25Sep52 - GT3/61 FRAQN May54 - GT1/61 FRANG Oct54 - GT1/62 Mar55 - GT2/61 FRAOH Jul55 - GT2/64 FRAOH Dec56 - GT1/64 May57 - BE 702 FTEFH Dec58 - GE 316 Jul65 - Std Chateaudun (1971) - 48555/6WSAG Senegal AF Aug72 - 6V-SAG Del via Glasgow to USA 16May86 - N69HA Hogan Air, Hamilton, OH, Jul86 - Rr N79HA probably ntu - listed in 1996 register as N19HA, with no regn data so ntu. N79HA Miami Valley Avn. 27.08.46.
KJ882 C-47B-5-DK   14382/25827 43-48566 D27Aug44 - KJ882 RAF Montreal 30Aug44 - UK 06Sep44 - 108 OTU 30Nov44 - 271 Sq 17Nov45 - 1 PTS 080ct46 - 114 Sq - 70 Sq - 78 Sq - SGS - 8 MU 270ct50 - MAAG AFE Hague Avio Diepen 25Feb53 - 348566 French AF 16Jun53 - GT1/64 - B/u 02Jun54. 30.08.46.
KJ906 C-47B-5-DK   14492/25937   25.08.47
KJ938 C-47B-5-DK   14666/26111 43-48850 D26Sep44 - KJ938 RAF Montreal 29Sep44 - M East 090ct44 - 216 Sq - 204 Sq - 215 Sq - 216 Sq - 22 MU/UK 02Feb50 - G-ANTC Transair Ltd R22Jul54 -Alares Devel Co Ltd t/a Jersey A/L RD9Apr59 - BU (CI) A/W Ltd R01Aug63 - Hunting Surveys & Consultants Ltd, Leavesden 30Aug68 - C-GOZA Kenting Earth Sciences R19Sep74 - Kenting Acft Ltd (1975 to May77)- Kenn Borek Air (1978)- Kenting Earth Sciences Ltd, Ottawa, Ont R Nov79 - Std Malta (May-Nov80) - Duxford Aug82 - G-ANTC Air Atlantique Ltd, R09Jun82 - Canx 02Jan83 - N4261 P Skyfreight Airlines Inc, Hialeah, FL R Jun83 - N124SF Rr Aug83 - Lynbird International A/I, Ft Lauderdale, FL, Sep84, B02Nov85 - HK-3215X LACOL 27Feb86 "Capt. Miguel Angel Rodado A." - Fuselage std Villavicencio Sep97/Nov01. 16.08.46. This aircraft would be again seen in Malta as C-GOZA at the MIACO repair company.
KJ939   C-47B-5-DK 14667//26112   01.09.47
KJ955 C-47B-10-DK   14802/26247 43-48986 D090ct44 - KJ955 RAF Nassau 170ct44 -ACSEA 14Nov44 - 353 Sq - Med ME 09May46 -216 Sq -114 Sq -22 MU/UK 05Jan48 - 267 Sq 15Jul54 - 209 Sq 22Jan59 - 52 Sq 'B' "Hope" Malaya 02Nov59 - 23 MU 13Dec62 - ME Comm Sq 24Jul64: Dest. by time bomb Khormaksar 29May65. Exact date when seen at Luqa unknown, sometime between Jun-July 1964.
KJ975 C-47B-10-DK   14966/26411 43-49150 0240ct44 - KJ975 RAF Montreal 260ct44 - 1 PTS 17Dec44 - 271 Sq 27Nov45 - 46 Sq 11 Mar46 - 30 Sq - 46 Sq - Waterbeach - 12 MU 02Sep49 - Field Acft Svces B24Apr52 - G-AMSL R26Apr52 - Hunting Air Tpt R19Mar53 - Hunting Clan Air Tpt Co R160ct53 - XG331 26Feb54 - Canx 04Mar54 - G-AMSL Iraq Petroleum Tpt Co L 040ct54 - Kuwait Natl A/W L - Dest on gnd 18Feb56 Dukhan, Arabia - [Note: The c/n has been quoted as 14946 (qv) but the coincidence of sale and regn dates and owner cannot be ignored]. 28.04.46, c/s UL159.
KJ981 C-47B-10-DK   14974/26419 43-49158 D240ct44 - KJ981 RAF Montreal 260ct44 - UK 08Nov44 - 216 Sq - C-in-C Med 20May46 - MECS - Spl Tpt Flt, Kabrit 25Mar48 - 8 MU/UK 26Jul50 - MAAG via Fields 27Sep54 - USAF AFE Nottingham 81 FBW 25Feb55 - Bentwaters 01Jul55 - Woodbridge 01Mar57 - Bentwaters 22Jan58 - 81 TFW 08Jul58 - Woodbridge 21Aug58 - Alconbury 7560 ABG 29Sep58 - Bentwaters 81 TFW 15Bov58 - Dbf Bentwaters - Reel 22Jun64. 01.05.46.
        
 
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SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
KK122 C-47B-15-DK   15131/26576 43-49315 D10Nov44- KK122 RAF Nassau 21Nov44-ACSEA 13Dec44 - 52 Sq - 48 Sq - M East 62 Sq 25Apr46 - 216 Sq - Cr 08Mar47 lschia, Italy. 05.08.46.
KK127 C-47B-15-DK   15137/26582 43-49321 D10Nov44- KK127 RAF Nassau 13Nov44 - 238 Sq UK 05Jan45 -ACSEA21Apr45 - 215 Sq - Med ME 25Apr46 - 216 Sq -204 Sq 11Dec47 - 114 Sq - Oakington 11 Feb49 - 1 P>S 280ct49 - 22 MU 31Jan52 - G-AMZS Field Acft Svcs Ltd R27May53 - SN-AAI Sudan A/W R11May54 - ST-AAI Rr 1957 - G-AMZS Field Acft Svces Ltd R03Aug71 - 5N-AJF Nigerian Tradewinds A/W Sep71 ntu - Std as such E Midland Apt to 1973 - N7CA Concare Acft Lsg Inc 04Jan73 -Air O'Hare Inc - SMB Stage Lines R14Aug73 - Air Leasing Intl Inc, R06Jun84 - [NR10/93]. 12.07.46.
KK128 C-47B-15-DK   15139/26584 43-49323 016Nov44 - KK128 RAF Montreal 24Nov44 - 1 PTS UK 09Dec44- 271Sq10Dec45 - 77 Sq 03Sep46 - 18 Sq- Oakington 08Nov48 - 8 MU 31Aug49 - Brooklands 02Mar50 - SOC spares 27Feb50. 24.08.46.
KK129 C-47B-15-DK RAF Air HQ Malta 15140/26585 43-49324 D10Nov44 - KK129 RAF Montreal 17Nov44 - 300 Wg 03Mar45 - 45 Gp - 243 Sq VMYAC - 1381 (T) CU UK 25Jun46 - 240 OCU 19Feb48 - Oakington TC 30Apr48 - 53 Sq - 1 P>S 280ct49 - 27 Sq 02Mar50 - 22 MU 09Nov50 - Malta Comm Flt 02Dec54 - 22 MU 13Aug56 - 1325 Flt Dishforth 17Sep56 - 22 MU 15Apr57 - B/u 29May57 Bovingdon.  
KK131 C-47B-15-DK   15142/26587 43-49326 D14Nov44 - KK131 RAF UK 28Nov44 - 1 PTS 02Jan45 - 271 Sq 17Nov45 - 77 Sq - Waterbeach - 18 Sq - Oakington 08Nov48 - 8 MU 24Sep49 - B/u 10Feb50 Brooklands. 21.09.46.
KN145 C-47B-15-DK   15283/26728 43-49467 D25Nov44 - KK145 RAF UK 13Dec44 - G-AGNC OFZG BOAC D21Dec44/R26Jan45 - El-ADX Aer Lingus L 21May48 to 290ct48 - G-AGNC Lep Air Svces 25Mar49 - F-OAFR Ste Air Algerie 04Apr49 - Cie Aerienne de Tpt lndochinoise/R Colin R25Nov52 -Air Outre Mer 1952 - Missing 25Mar53 nr Lai Chau, nr Hanoi, lndo-China. 19.07.46.
KK147 C-47B-15-DK   15285/26730   06.10.47
KK156 C-47B-15-DK   15295/26740 43-49479 D28Nov44 - KK156 RAF UK 11Dec44 - 525 Sq 11Jan45 - 46 Sq 14Aug45 - 78 Sq 04Sep45 - 216 Gp M East 27Dec45 - 204 Sq - 22 MU 22Dec47 - KK156 R Hellenic AF 14Sep49 - Target tug, at Athens, (Jul89/1996)- 355 MTM-Stm1, Sedes (2002), Tanagra (Sep05). 17.06.46.
KK158 C-47B-15-DK   15297/26742 43-49481 Montreal 27Nov44 - KK158 RAF MAAF 28Dec44 - SAAF 28/44 Sq 28Feb45 - 204 Sq 11Dec47 - UK 26Feb48 - M East 09Dec48 - 78 Sq - 114 Sq - 216 Sq 05May49 - 70 Sq 24Nov49 - 204 Sq - 8 MU/UK 13Apr50 - MAAG AFE Bordeaux FERBF C-470 22Jul53 - Yugoslavia 23Feb54 - Yugoslav AF. 26.04.46.
KK213 C-47B-20-DK   15549/26994 43-49733 D31Dec44 - KK213 RAF Montreal 09Jan45 - UK 23Mar45 - 62 Sq 29Mar45 - 525 Sq 30Aug45 - 46 Sq 10Mar46 - 27 Sq - Oakington TC 19Aug48 - 22 MU 02Jun49 - Cooper Johnson Ltd 06Feb53 - VP-YKH CAAC "Malabe le" 31 Mar53 - Zambia A/W 1964 - 9J-RFX Rr - Canx 1974. 07.04.46.
KK219 C-47B-20-DK   15556/27001 43-49740 D23Dec44 - KK219 RAF MAAF 25Jan45 - 44 Sq SAAF - KK219 R Hellenic AF 0Apr47. Arrived on flight 331 from Naples to El Adem/Cairo on 06.04.46.
        
 
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SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
KN215 C-47B-20-DK   15636/27081 43-49820 Nashville 05Jan45 - KN215 RAF Nassau 20Jan45 - ACSEA 29Mar45 - 238 Sq - 436 Sq - 233 Sq - ACFE 1946 - 12 MU/UK 05May47 - 1 PTS 070ct47 - Med ME 31 Mar49 - Aden Comm Flt 25Aug49 - 8 MU/UK 300ct50 - MAAG AFE Hague Avio Diepen C-470 22May53 - Yugoslavia 06Jan54 - Yugoslav AF. 01.05.46.
KN218 C-47B-20-DK   15555/27000 43-49739 D23Dec44 - KK218 RAF M East 25Jan45 - 28 Sq SAAF 12Jan45 - 6865 (1) SAAF 27Sep45 - ZS-DIV Air Safaris/Trek AIW (rebuilt from scrap) R15Dec53 - G-ANYF Transair Ltd R17Jan55 - CF-HTH Maritime Central AIL 28Feb55 - Wheeler AIL 11Aug58 - Canadian Acft Renters 23Jun61 - MCAINordair L - Wheeler AIL 03Jun64 - Sudair Ltd 24Sep64 - Eastern Prov AIL 07 Jul66 - Nordair 01 Sep67 - Dbr by truck 06Feb73 Dorval Apt - Canx 1978. 11.06.46, arrived from Rome, later to Cairo.
KN238 C-47B-20-DK   15662/27107 43-49846 D10Jan45 - KN238 RAF Montreal 14Jan45 - 525 Sq 24Feb45 - 46 Sq 01Mar46 - 53 Sq - Oakington - Cr 10Aug48 Galow. 14.04.46.
KN241 C-47B-20-DK   15665/27110 43-49849 D10Jan45 - KN241 RAF Montreal 16Jan45 - UK 22Apr45 - 435/436 Sq 16Sep45 - 525 Sq - 46 Sq 28Apr46 - 27 Sq - 22 MU 21Apr48 - 12 MU 28Apr49 - Lambert's Trust B10Apr53 - G-AMZH Mrs E L Niarchos (Dakota 5) R02May53 - Travelair Ltd, Gatwick R20Feb63 - Handley Page Ltd R26Nov63 - VH-SBW Trans Australian, New Guinea "Jim Taylor" 016May65/R22Sep65 - TAAA/L of New Guinea "Popendatta" 1970 -Air Niugini 01 Nov73 - P2-SBW Rr 04Mar74 - P2-ANQ Rr 03Dec75 - Wfu 31Jul77 - "Laurie Blackman" Mounted on pole Pt Moresby Apt 1978 - Air Niugini Collection. 28.05.46.
KN264 C-47B-20-DK   15749/27194 43-49933 D19Jan45 - KN264 RAF Montreal 24Jan45 - MAAF 01 Feb45 - 238 Sq - 52 Sq - 96 Sq - 216 Sq - Cr 27 Jun47 N of lsiolo, in swamp, Kenya [EF]. 19.07.46.
KN265 C-47B-20-DK   15751/27196 43-49935 D19Jan45 - KN265 RAF 24Jan45 - MAAF 01Feb45 - Med ME 1945 - 216 Sq - FLC 02Aug48. 19.04.46, Naples-Malta-Egypt, c/s MED1676.
KN266 C-47B-20-DK   15753/27198 43-49937 D19Jan45 - KN266 RAF Montreal 26Jan45 - MAAF 21Jan45 - 216 Sq - 70 Sq 27May48 - 78 Sq 12Jan50 - 8 MU/UK 24May50 - MAAG AFE Bordeaux FERBF C-4 70 01 Jun53 - 349937 French AF 26Jan54 - GT2/64 May54 - GT1/61 Dec54 - CIET 340 May55 - GT4/61 FRAZB Mar56 - GT2/61 Nov56 - CIET 340 Apr57 - BA 701 May60 - GLA 48 FSCGD Nov61 - CIET 340 Apr64 - GTLA 2/60 Feb65 - 49937/TLKAA Central African Rep AF 27Apr66. 15.07.46.
KN273 C-47B-20-DK   15762/27207 43-49946 D21Jan45 - KN273 RAF Montreal 30Jan45 - 575 Sq 13Feb45 - 216 Sq 14Feb46 - 204 Sq 27May48 - 216 Sq 14Jul49 - 70 Sq 07Dec49 - 22 MU/UK 29Sep50 - G-ANTB Transair Ltd R22Jul54 - Alares Devel Co Ila Jersey Ail 10May60 - BU (Cl) A/W 01Aug63 - Cr 14Apr65 Oak Walk, St Peter, Jersey. 31.05.46.
KN275 C-47B-20-DK   15765/27210 43-49949 D28Jan45 • KN275 RAF Montreal 02Feb45- 575 Sq 17Feb45 - Med ME 14Feb46 - 22 MU/UK 28May47 - FLC 11Jul47 - SAL 11Aug47 - F-BEIC Ste Transatlantique Aerienne "Ibis" R23Mar48 - 49949 French AF 01Nov52 - GT2/62 FRAYC Jun53 - Cr 13Mar54. 27.07.46.
KN276 C-47B-20-DK   15766/27211 43-49950 D25Jan45 - KN276 RAF Montreal 26Jan45 - 525 Sq 29Mar45 - 46 Sq 27Feb46 - 271 Sq 05Nov46 - 77 Sq - 62 Sq - Oakington TC 08Nov48 - 12 MU 23May49 - KP-30/K-30 Belgian AF/OTCNQ 06Jan50 - Congo 1959/60 - XW-PCM Laos Corp Air Vientiane 17Feb65. 24.04.46.
KN279 C-47B-20-DK   15770/27215 43-49954 D24Jan45 - KN279 RAF Montreal 30Jan45 - UK 01Nov45 (dam in transit) - 16 FU 28Feb46 - Naval CinC Malta 27Apr46 - (Malta Comm Sq) - 22 MU/UK 17Apr50 - G-ANAD Transair Ltd 23Jun53 - VR-AAI Aden A/W "Ghuraf' 17Mar54 - F-OCKX Air Djibouti R27Aug68 - N9985Q Visionair Intl Inc 14Aug76 - Urban Drew, Khartoum R04Nov76 - Used in film "A Bridge Too Far" - Caprivi A/W Lsd Jan79 - African Air Carriers Ltd 1981 - Canx (Dec82) - Std Lanseria until 1985 - Donated by lnterocean Airways to Dakota Assoc of S Africa 01 Feb86 as clubhouse. - Whereabouts unknown. 24.08.46.
KN282 C-47B-20-DK   15775/27220 43-49959 D24Jan45 - KN282 RAF Montreal 26Jan45 - 24 Sq 13Feb45 - EFS 27Aug46 - 24 Sq - Bassingbourn 15May47 - 24 Sq 22Dec47 - Dbf 040ct49 Waterbeach - Spares 14May50. 02.06.46.
KN284 C-47B-20-DK   15778/27223 43-49962 D25Jan45 - KN284 RAF Montreal 27Jan45 - 24 Sq 13Feb45 - AVM Graham, Australia 31Mar47 - 22 MU/UK 08Mar48 - Brooklands 16Feb50 (prob for spares). 19.07.46.
KN331 C-47B-15-DK   15892/32640 44-76308 D08Feb45 - KN331 RAF Montreal 12Feb45 - MAAF 19Feb45 - 216 Sq - 114 Sq - 8 MU/UK 26Sep49 - SOC spares 24Jan50. 01.07.46.
KN333 C-47B-25-DK   15895/32643 44-76311 D08Feb45 - KN333 RAF Montreal 11Feb45 - MAAF 15Feb45 - 216 Sq - Med M East - FLC 14Jan48. 20.08.46.
KN348 C-47B-15-DK   15917/32665 44-76333 D10Feb45 • KN348 RAF Montreal 14Feb45 • 300 Wg 03Mar45 - 243 Sq VMYAU - Cr 14Sep45 Nr Lingayen, Luzon, Philippines. 11.05.46.
KN377 C-47B-25-DK   16001/32749 44-76417 003Mar45 - KN377 RAF Montreal 04Mar45 - 3 ATU 17Mar45 - M East 26Apr45 - MECS - CinC M East (AM Midhurst) AOC ME 29Sep46 - STF - 78 Sq 08Sep50 - SCS - 8 MU/UK 13Sep50 - 44-76417 USAF MAAG 23Mar53 - AFE Wheelus 1603 ATW VC-470 11Aug53 - Nouasseur 7280 AOW 04Feb54 - Wheelus 1603 ATW 16Mar54 - 7272 A_BW 01Aug55 - Tempelhof 7350 SS 05Mar59 - Wheelus 7272 ABW 20Apr59 - LOG 0 Monthan 010ct63 - Miami AllMF 030ec66 - C-470 02Feb67 - 476417 S Vietnam AF MAP 09Mar67 'Cl' (1972). 04.08.46
KN378 C-47B-25-DK   16003/32751 44-76419 D03Mar45 - KN378 RAF Montreal 06Mar45 - 525 Sq 08Apr45 - 78 Sq 20Sep45 - 216 Sq M East 26Dec45 - 8 MU/UK 14Mar49 - SOC spares 07Mar50 Brooklands. 21.04.46, arrived from Cairo/Castel Benito (Libya), c/s flt 408.
KN383 C-47B-25-DK   16009/32757 44-76425 D05Mar45 - KN383 RAF Montreat 07Mar45 - 187 Sq 20Mar45 - 52 Sq - 30 Sq - 12 MU 20Mar51 - MAAG via Fields 26Jul54 - 44-76425 AFE Sidi Slimane 45 FAS 09Feb56 - Rabat 7221 SS 30May56 - 7221 ABS 01Aug56 - Tempelhof 7350 SS 23Apr59 - Rabat 7221 ABS 14Jul59 - 7221 ABG 01 Apr60 - SAO Upper Heyford 3918 CS G 03J u n60 - Harmon 4081 CSG 21Aug60 - 4081 STAW 31Jul62 - LOG D Monthan 31 Mar63 - Miami AllMF 01Apr66 - MAP 28Jul66. 12.09.46.
KN398 C-47B-15-DK   16073/32821 44-76489 D16Mar45 - KN398 RAF Montreal 18Mar45 - 76 Sq 10Apr45 - 78 Sq 03Sep45 - M East 040ct45 - KN398 R Hellenic AF 27Mar47. 15.05.46.
KN402 C-47B-25-DK   16077/32825 44-76493 D17Mar45 - KN402 RAF Montreal 19Mar45 - UK 10Apr45 - 525 Sq May45 - 46 Sq 28Mar46 - Oakington TC 27Jul48 - 18 Sq 170ct49 - 22 MU 06Feb50 - VP-KJP EAAC "Seyyid Said bin Sultan" B25Feb52 - 5Y-AAD Rr Aug64 - 9J-RGY Zambia NW (1968) -Aero Services Ltd-Wfu Rand Apt (1978)- SAAF 6874 (2) 1981 - 44 Sq i/s 1989- Dismantled and stored at Waterkloof Dec97 - N81952 Dodson Avn Inc, R14Jul98 - Fuselage at Wonderboom 1998 to Sep06 marked F-6. 03.04.46
KN407 C-47B-25-DK   16083/32831   06.06.47
KN431 C-47B-25-DK   16112/32860 44-76528 D15Mar45 - KN431 RAF Montreal 17Mar45 - 575 Sq 02Apr45 - 216 Gp Med M East 28Feb46 - 33 MU/UK 10Aug46 - 1381 TCU 25Nov46 - 1382 (T) CU 26Nov47 - 240 OCU - 22 MU 01Nov49 - 82 Sq 09Aug51 - 13 MU 18Dec52 - G-AMZD Airwork Ltd R10Apr53 - Aden Petroleum Refining Co L - Transair Ltd (Dakota 6) - Cr 19Aug59 Montseny Mts, nr Barcelona, Spain.[PE] 29.04.46.
KN433 C-47B-15-DK   16114/32862 44-76520 D10Mar45 - KN424 RAF Montreal 13Mar45 - 187 Sq 23Mar45 - 525 Sq 20Apr45 - 238 Sq - Oakington - Dbr while taxying at Lubeck, Germany 200ct48. 11.06.46
KN441 C-47B-30-DK   16123/32871 44-76539 D16Mar45 - KN441 RAF Montreal - UK 30Mar45 - 525 Sq 010ct45 - 512 Sq Med M East 120ct45 - 204 Sq 13May48 - SOC scr 05Sep50 - 10914 RCAF 10 TSU 15Jan52 -ATC 412 Sq Rockcliffe 21Jul52 - 4 OTU Trenton 260ct55 -AUDU Trenton 29Jul69 - SOC 13Apr70, corrosion: ¬B/u Belleville. 20.05.46.
KN449 C-47B-30-DK   16171/32919 44-76587 D22Mar45 - KN449 RAF Montreal 2JMar45 - 525 Sq 09Apr45 - 46 Sq 14Aug46 - 1382 {T) CU 13Nov46 - 240 OCU - TCEU - G-AMSW Air Svce Training Ltd, Hamble 15May52 - Cambrian Air Svces R09Dec54 - Cambrian NW R23May55 - Derby Avn Ltd R31Dec58 - Cr 070ct61 Mt Canigou, WSW of Perpignan, France. 08.05.46.
KN452 C-47B-30-DK MC-TTS * 16175/32923 44-76591 D 26 Mar 45 - KN452 RAF Montreal 27 Mar 45 - 76 Sq 14 Apr 45 - ACSEA 19 Sept 45 - 30 Sq - 22 MU/UK 12 Dec 47 - TC Exam Unit 15 Mar 55 - Stored - Coastal Cmd Comm F lt 24 Oct 56 - Stn Flt N Front 19 Nov 56 - RAF Malta 10 Nov 60 - Queen's Flt 16 Jan 61 - HQ ME Comm Flt 10 Mar 61 - 21 Sq Khormaksar, Aden 21 Aug 65 - 5 MU 06 Nov 67 - Displayed RAF 50th Anniv display, Abingdon Jun 68 - SOC 22 Jul 69 - G-AXJU Shackleton Avn Ltd R 14 Jul 69 - 5Y-AKB Kenya Police 15 Jan 70 - Lion Intl Sales, Vaduz 22 Oct 74 - N62303 Aero Svce Corp, Houston, TX Dec 74 - Airfast Svce (Pvt), Singapore 1977 – Spares 1977 - Canc 28Feb78 – Br up at Seletar 1977. * Malta Communications & Target-Towing Squadron, based at RAF Ta’ Qali, Nov. 60 – Jan 61. This aircraft would again be seen in Malta with the civilian registration of N62303, for servicing at MIACO between 1976-77.
KN465 C-47B-30-DK   16191/32939   05.10.46
KN475 C-47B-30-DK   16204/32952 44-76620 D27Mar45 - KN475 RAF Montreal 29Mar45 - M East 09Apr45 - 216 Sq - 114 Sq - 204 Sq - 22 MU/UK 22Dec47 - KN475 R Hellenic AF 05Aug49 - 355 Moira - Std Sedes 1996 - On dump at Sedes Nov00. 26.07.46.
KN477 C-47B-30-DK   16206/32954 44-76622 D27Mar45 - KN477 RAF Montreal 29Mar45 - M East 09Apr45 -216 Sq - 78 Sq 24Jun48 - 12 MU/UK 17Jul50 - G-AMSK Field Acft Svces R26Apr52 - Hunting Air Tpt Ltd R19Mar53 - Hunting Clan Air Tpt R160ct53 - VP-YNH Hunting Clan African NW R22Aug55 - Rhodesia United Air Carriers 1960 - CAAC "Kariba" R12Jan60 -Air Rhodesia R01Sep67 - Wfu (1977) - Air Zimbabwe (Apr81) - 9J-DAK Sunair Ltd, Lusaka, Rd 1983 - 5Y-DAK Sunbird Aviation Ltd, -Air Kenya Aviation Ltd, Nairobi-Wilson Apr87 - Cr 15Au987 Kilaguni Lodge, 240km from Nairobi. 29.07.46.
KN478 C-47B-25-DK   16207/32955 44-76623 D27Mar45 - KN478 RAF Montreal 28Mar45 - M East 08Apr45 - 44 Sq SAAF - MedMECS - ME Comm Sq 200ct46 - 78 Sq 11Dec47 - STF - MECS - 78 Sq - 204 Sq - 78 Sq - SF Kabrit - 12 MU/UK 13Jul50 - G-AMST Eagle Avn Ltd, Luton R29Apr52 - VP-KKI EMC "Sir Richard Francis Burton" R30Sep52 - 5H-AAL Rr Jan65 - 5Y-BBL Caspair (1977) - Sudan - Broken up at Khartoum 1983. 31.08.46.
KN479 C-47B-25-DK   16208/32956 44-76624 D27Mar45 - KN479 RAF Montreal 28Mar45 - M East 09Apr45 - 44 Sq SAAF Sep45 - 216 Sq - SOC to FLC 25Mar48. 27.08.46.
KN480 C-47B-30-DK   16210/32958 44-76626 D30Mar45 - KN480 RAF Montreal 03Apr45 - M East 12Apr45 - 216 Sq 27May48 - 8 MU/UK 22Nov49 - SOC 18Sep50 spares. 16.06.46.
KN484 C-47B-25-DK   16214/32962 44-76630 D28Mar45 - KN484 RAF Montreal 01Apr45 - M East 12May45 - 216 Sq - FLC 25May48. 19.08.46.
KN487 C-47B-30-DK   16218/32966 44-76634 D28Mar45 - KN487 RAF Montreal 29Mar45 - 525 Sq 19Apr45 - 46 Sq 01 Mar46 - Oakington 060ct48 - Hanis & Sussex Avn B17Jan50 - G-AMCA Skyways Ltd R01Jun50 - Fairey Avn Ltd R070ct50 - Fairey Surveys Ltd R18Aug59 - BST Avn Holdings Ltd, Exetert/a Southern Intl Air Tpt R21 May76 - Air Atlantique B20Jul77 - Atlantic Air Transport Ltd, Coventry R09Jun88 [fitted for oil pollution spraying] - wfu Jan02. To Aviodrome, Lelystad, Netherlands D100ct03 and repainted as 'PH-ALR' in KLM pre-war orange c/s "Reiger". 30.04.46.
KN491 C-47B-30-DK   16261/33009 44-76677 D02Apr45 - KN491 RAF Montreal 09Apr45 - 525 Sq 21Apr45 - 46 Sq 17Feb46 - Oakington TC - Cr 24Jan49 in forest at Utecht, East Germany, on approach to Lobeck-Blankensee, West Germany. 13.07.46, c/s UL211.
KN492 C-47B-30-DK   16262/33010 44-76678 D13Apr45 - KN492 RAF Montreal 13Apr45 - 525 Sq 03May45 - 46 Sq 18Feb46 - Oakington TC 29May48 - 18 Sq 070ct49 - 12 MU 06Feb50 - G-AMWW Lancashire Acft Corp R05Dec52 - Skyways Ltd R28Feb55 - Skyways Coach Air Ltd R27May69 - El-ARP Air Charters of Ireland Ltd L 17May67 (for op by Hibernian AIL and Emerald A/W) - G-AMWW Skyways Coach Air Ltd 29Jun67 - Ulster Air Tpt Ltd R07May68 -Air Freight Ltd R01Sep70 - Skyways Cargo AIL R12May75 - Pan Universal Acft Svces Cl Ltd R08Jun81 - Missionary Fits Intl D140ct81 - N2685W R Dec81 - B Airways "Kristine", Miami, FL, D29Jun83 - Jose A Balboa Jr, Miami, FL, B01 Nov89 - Rr N109JB Dec89 ntu - N2685W Wellin Aviation Inc, Miami, FL B19Jan90 - International Airline Support Group, Miami, FL B17Jul92 - Std Sherman, TX 1996 to Jul97 -At Oshkosh Nov01 - For conv. to Basler BT-67 #42 Jul02 (using tail unit of FAC-1658) - RThai AF 46159 D27Nov04. 10.04.46. This aircraft would again be seen as G-AMWW. Also seen by web master as N2685W at Opa Locka airport, Florida, 1992.
KN509 C-47B-30-DK   16294/33042 44-76710 D11Apr45 - KN509 RAF Montreal 13Apr45 - 525 Sq 03May45 - 46 Sq 14Mar46 - Oakington TC 18May48 - 12 MU 04Feb50 - G-AMYX Silver City A/W "City of Rochester" R01Apr53 - XF619 for troop charters (1954) - G-AMYX Air Kruise (Kent) ltd R30Jan56 - Silver City A/W R280ct57 - BUA R23Jan62 - BU (CI) A/W R01 Nov62 - El-APJ Air Charters of Ireland Ltd, Dublin t/a Hibernian A/L L 08Jul66 - Emerald A/W Dec66 - N3102Q (1) Intl Avn Development Corp 12Sep67, at Hal Far, Malta by Aug68 - N485F (2) Rr May69 - [Exchanged identities with c/n 11654 at Malta after wind damage, winter 1968-69] ATC Inc, Reno, NV Sep69 - 5N-ARA Arax A/L Jun74 at least between 19.11.71 – 30.01.73 - Dam early 1981 at Lagos, to spares. c/s UL177. This aircraft would again be seen in Malta as N485F. See miaco page.
KN515 C-47B-30-DK   16305/33053   23.06.47
KN518 C-47B-30-DK   16310/33058   15.02.47
KN522 C-47B-30-DK   16317/33065 44-76733 D21Apr45 - KN522 RAF Montreal 22Apr45 - 24 Sq 03May45 - 575 Sq 14Jan46 - 216 Sq 11Dec47 - 215 Sq - 78 Sq 10Jun48 - 114 Sq - 8 MU 16May49 - MAAG AFE Bordeaux FERBF C-470 26Mar53 - 476733 French AF 12Jun53 - GT1/64 - GT4/61 Feb56 - EAA 601 Feb56 - BA 702 FTEFC May57 - CIET 340 Feb65 - GTLA 2/60 Aug66 - TNKAM Congo Republic AF May69 - Derelict by 1994. 26.05.46.
KN553 C-47B-30-DK   16416/33164 44-76832 D30Apr45 - KN553 RAF Montreal 26May45 - UK 06Jun45 - 271 Sq Jun45 - 77 Sq - 18 Sq - Cr 07Jan48 Waterbeach - SOC 08Mar48 spares. 10.08.46.
KN574 C-47B-35-DK   16449/33197   08.09.47
KN627 C-47B-35-DK   16533/33281   06.10.47
KN628 C-47B-30-DK   16534/33282 44-76950 D14May45 - KN628 RAF Montreal 19May45 - UK 25May45 - 2 TAF CF 29May45 - BAFO C Wg - 24 Sq (Dakota VIP4) used by Montgomery 26May46 - 30 Sq 29Nov50 - Hendon 24May54 - 22 MU 06Aug55 - G-AOGZ Derby Avn Ltd "Darley Dale", "Denby Vale" R18Feb56/B20Mar56 - British Midland A/W R010ct64 - Sir WP K Murray !/a Strathair, Auchterarder R24Apr67 - Scottish Avn Ltd R27Feb69 - N4849 Englert Avn Ent Inc, Miami, FL Jan69 - Canx 02Jun69 - F-OGDZ J P le Cozannet, Raizet !/a Air Antilles R26Nov69 - Ste Air Guadeloupe (SATA) 04Jul78 - Std Ft Lauderdale, FL (May79) - Guadaloupe Air Cargo 30Nov82 - Std Pointe-a-Pitre (Feb83) - Std Opa-locka, FL (May83), for sale - N4957W Hill Air Co Inc, R May84 - Starflite Corp, Ft Lauderdale, FL, RP 100ct84 - E-Systems Inc, Brownville, TX, B100ct84 - 116 FA Salvadorena - Conv BT-67 #3 D31Aug90 - ifs Feb02. 10.06.46.
KN635 C-47B-35-DK   16572/33320 44-76988 018May45 - KN635 RAF Montreal 06Jun45 - UK 12Jun45 - 271 Sq 15Jun45 - Hit KN406 220ct46 Membury on t/o - Spares. 24.09.46.
KN640     16579/33327 44-76995 Baltimore 22May45 - KN640 RAF Montreal 06Jun45 - UK 11Jun45 - 575 Sq 15Jan46 - Med M East 216 Gp 30Jan46 - 33 MU/UK 10Aug46 - 1381 (T) CU 21Nov46 - Waterbeach TC 06Feb48 - Oakington TC 08Nov48 - Waterbeach TC 13Dec49 - 12 MU 10Feb50 - MAAG AFE Hague Avio Diepen C-470 18Jun53 - Transfer 25Mar54 - Yugoslavia? 27.06.46.
KN641 C-47B-35-DK   16580/33328 44-76996 Baltimore 21May45- KN641 RAF Montreal 05Jun45 - UK 18Jun45 - Med M East 110ct45 - 512 Sq UK 27Feb46 - 46 Sq 02Apr46 - 1 HGSU 11Nov46 - 1333 HTCU 14Apr47 - 1382 (T) CU 05Jan48 - TCDU 05May48 - Oakington - TCDU - 1 P>S 05Mar50 - 27 Sq 23Apr50 - MAAG/USAF 44-76996 AFE Bordeaux FERBF C-470 12Aug53 - Landstuhl 7030 HQG 09Mar54 - Toul Rosieres 465 TCW 28Apr54 - Evreux 7306 ABS 16Feb55 - 465 TCW 23May55 - Hahn 50 FBW 28Jun55 - Toul-Rosieres 01Jul56- MAP 090ct57 -T.3-19 Spanish AF 744-19-Wfu Jan80- MAAG- B/u Cuatro Vientos, Madrid. 20.04.46.
KN645 C-47B-35-DK   16587/33335 44-77003 021 May45 - KN645 RAF Montreal 22May45 - 2 TAF CS 02Jun45 - used by F/M Montgomery- BAFO CW - 12 MU 15Jun51 - Malta CS 11Jan54 - Hendon 08Aug55 - 22 MU 30Dec58 - Queen's Flt for Indian tour 13Jan61 - Northolt 09Mar61 - Allied Forces N Europe, Oslo 18Feb62 - Min Tech 20Sep67 - AFNE 01 Dec67 - 5 MU 03Apr70 - NEA 10Jan72 - RAF Colerne 01May74 - Painted as 'KG374' (in memory of Flt Lt Lord who won VC at Arnhem) - RAF Museum, Cosford. 12.06.63.
KN647 C-47B-35-DK Malta CF 16590/33338 44-77006 D23May45 - KN647 RAF Montreal 25May45 (Dakota VIP 4) - UK 30May45 - 2 TAF CS 30Jun45 - BAFO Comm Wg 180ct45 - 22 MU 10Mar48 - Bassingbourn TC 26Jan49 - 24 Sq 23Mar50 - 30 Sq 29Nov50 - 22 MU 030ct51 - CFS - Malta CF 23Sep53 - Flew into high ground near Nairobi, Kenya 21Jun54.  
KN648 C-47B-35-DK   16592/33340 44-77008 D22May45 - KN648 RAF Montreal 23May45 - UK 20May45 - 24 Sq 20Aug45 - 22 MU 24Nov49 - G-AMZZ Avn Servicing Ltd. R08Jun53 - Eagle Acft Svces Ltd "Lord Hood" R05Aug53 - Kuwait Natl A/W Ltd R09Mar54 - Kuwait A/W Ltd Jul55 - EP-ABD Iranian A/W Co L Nov59 - G-AMZZ Gulf Avn Ltd "Kazemah" B23Nov60 - Wfu 26May71 derelict Bahrein (Oct78) - [Note: 'G-AMZZ' at Museum of Science & Industry, Kuwait City is actually c/n 25806, qv]. 28.06.46.
KN652 C-47B-35-DK   16598/33346 44-77014 021May45 - KN652 RAF Montreal 25May45 - UK 04Jun45 - 78 Sq M East 20Sep45 - 215 Sq - 216 Sq - RIW 17 Aug48 - Oakington - 10 Sq - 30 Sq - G-AMYB Eagle Avn Ltd "Endeavour" R29Jan53 - BEA "Lord Hood" LApr56 – Eagle Avn Ltd "Lord Hood" Nov56 -Aden A/W L-WAAC L- SN¬AAK Sudan A/W R08Jan57 - ST-AAK Rr 1957 - G-AZDF R03Aug71 ntu - G¬AMYB Field Acft Svces Ltd Rr 03Aug71 - 5N-AJE Nigerian Tradewings A/W "Omouyi" R27Sep71 ntu - Std East Midlands to 1973 - N6CA Maples Avn Co Inc, Vichy, MO 1973 - Baron Avn Svces, Vichy, MO R29May74 - Federal Express L 1976 - WW White, Nashua, NH R Feb82 - Rhonda L Lindberg, B08Jun84 - ETM-6053 FA Mexicana - Wfu Jan93 Santa Lucia, Mexico. 05.06.46.
KN653 C-47B-35-DK   16600/33348 44-77016 029May45 - KN653 RAF Montreal May45 - UK 11Jun45 - 511 Sq M East 20Sep45 - 78 Sq - 22 MU/UK 31Dec47 - Oberpfaff. 7290 ABG 22Sep48 - USAF 44-77016 -AFE Burtonwood 59 ADW 140ct48 - C-47D 05Ju149 - 3 AD Victoria 7500 ABG 21Jul49 - Bovingdon 01Sep50 -AFE Victoria 7500 ABG 18Jun51 - Bovingdon 01Sep51 (7531 ABS) -ATC Chanute CTC CN 23May59 - 3345 MSG 31Jul62 - LOG Miami AllMF 27Mar66 - RC-47P 02May66 - SYS Grenier SAINH 05Jul66 - PAF Nha Trang EC-47P 460 TRW 31May67 - 361 TEWS: Shot down 11Mar68 14.40N x 107.27E Fil Ben Het Spl Forces Camp, Laos. 19.05.46.
KN654 C-47B-35-DK   16601/33349 44-77017 D24May45 - KN654 RAF Montreal 26May45 - UK 02Jun45 - M East 20Sep45 - 78 Sq - 216 Sq - 204 Sq - 215 Sq - 22 MU/UK 22Dec47 - SOC spares Brooklands 26Jan50. 10.06.46.
KN657 C-47B-35-DK   16607/33355   06.10.47
KN658 C-47B-35-DK   16609/33357   15.09.47
KN663 C-47B-35-DK   16616/33364 44-77032 D29May45 - KN663 RAF Montreal 20Jun45 - UK 28Jun45 - 511 Sq - Med M East 14Mar46 - 575 Sq - SOC 25Mar48 FLC. 07.06.46.
KN665 C-47B-35-DK   16620/33368   19.10.46
KN666 C-47B-35-DK   16621/33369   08.08.47
KN674 C-47B-35-DK   16633/33381 44-77049 D May45 - KN674 RAF Montreal Jun45 - UK 10Jun45 - M East 20Sep45 - 78 Sq - 22 MU/UK 22Dec47 - USAF - Oberpfaff. 09Jul48 - 77049 French AF (MDAP) 250ct52 - GT1/61 FRAMZ - CIET 340 Nov54 - GT2/64 FRAOC Oct57 - CSEM 330 Nov60 - GOM 88 FSCJB? May62 - 92e EB Mar65 - CIEES 343 FSDKD Feb67 - 77049/TTLAE Tchad AF Apr69 to (Oct70) - Derelict N'Djamena 1985. 01.06.46.
KN683 C-47B-35-DK   16645/33393 44-77061 D28May45 - KN683 RAF Montreal 20Jun45 - ACSEA 02Jul45 - 435 Sq - 267 Sq - 233 Sq - 52 Sq M East 09Apr46 - 33 MU/UK 10Aug46 - SAL 09Nov46 - HB-IRN Swissair D28Mar47 - Pres. Tpt Museum (Verkehrshaus), Lucerne 01Jul72 - (Aug98). 27.07.46.
KN689 C-47B-35-DK   16653/33401   17.11.47
KN692 C-47B-35-DK   16658/33406 44-77074 D04Jun45 - KN692 RAF Montreal 28Jun45 - UK 06Jul45 - M East 20Sep45 - 78 Sq - 216 Gp 11Dec47 - 216 Sq - UK 06Jul48 - FEAF 48 Sq 23Aug49 - SOC 20Jan51. 15.08.46.
KN694 C-47B-35-DK   16660/33408 44-77076 D04Jun45 - KN694 RAF Montreal 23Jun45 - UK 29Jun45 - M East 20Sep45 - 78 Sq 11Dec47 - 215 Sq 29Apr48 - Oakington 25Jan49 - 12 MU 20Feb50- G-AMVL Transair Ltd R070ct52 -XF746 for troop charters (1953) - ZS-DKR Africair Ltd R07Dec54 - VP-YSR Africair Ltd R280ct60 - ZS-DKR Nall A/W - Cr 060ct70 Germiston, Johannesburg. 19.06.46.
KN695 C-47B-35-DK   16662/33410   14.08.47
        
 
KP___ - ZA___

SERIAL TYPE OPERATOR C/N HISTORY NOTES
KP208 C-47B-35-DK   16671/33419 44-77087 D06Jun45 - KP208 RAF Montreal 07Jun45 - UK 12Sep45 - 24 Sq 31Jan46 - TCDU 19Feb47 - 24 Comm Sq 26Nov47 - 12 MU 06May49 - HQ CC Comm Flt 04Feb53 - CC Comm Flt 18Apr56 - 22 MU 18Feb58 - Northolt 26Apr62 - Air Adviser, New Delhi, India 11Aug64 - AFNE 20May66 - 5 MU 01Sep67 - Pres. Airborne Forces Museum, Aldershot 027 Jun?O - (JulOO). Seen during Sept. 1964, and in transit from New Delhi to Northolt on 19.05.66
KP209 C-47B-35-DK   16673/33421 44-77089 D05Jun45 - KP209 RAF Montreal 06Jun45 - M East 23Jun45 - 215 Sq - 114 Sq - UK 31Dec47 - 23 MU 14Jan48 - Spares 04Jun50 - Fuselage to Staravia Ltd. 21.08.46.
KP210 C-47B-35-DK   16674/33422 44-77090 D07Jun45- KP210 RAF Montreal 09Jun45- M East 05Jul45 - 216 Sq - 107 MU 29Jan48 - 114 Sq - Aden Comm Flt 29Jan48 - 107 MU 18Jul50 - 78 Sq 14Sep50 - Spares 23Nov50. Arrived from Pogliano, Naples to Cairo on 07.04.46.
KP215 C-47B-35-DK   16681/33429   15.10.47
KP230 C-47B-35-DK   16701/33449 44-77117 D09Jun45 - KP230 RAF Montreal 11Jun45 - UK 23Jun45 - ACS EA 96 Sq 02Nov45 - Used by Gen Gardner - Japan 26Sep46 - 1315 Flt - Cr 18Jan47 Koepang, Timar. 05.06.46.
KP233 C-47B-40-DK   16770/33518 44-77186 D19Jun45 - KP233 RAF Montreal 21Jun45 - UK 31Jun45 - 78 Sq 27Aug45 - M East 20Sep45 - 215 Sq 26Feb48 - UK 25Mar48 - 24 Sq 04Nov48 - 240 OCU 15Feb50 - Sold 29Mar51 - VP-BAU Bahamas AJW Jun51 - G•AMMJ BOAC R010ct51 - CF-FAX The Babb Co, Dorval, PQ R05Apr52 - J H Lucas, St Johns 03Nov52 - Dept of Tpt, Ottawa R29Jun54 - Sterling Air Svces Ltd, Red Deer, Alta R250ct71 - Bradley Air Svces (1974) - Golfe Air Quebec Ltee (1974) - C-FFAX Rr Oct79 - N2668K Century Ail Inc, Pontiac, Ml R May82 - World Jet Acft Corp, Ft Lauderdale, FL B03Feb83 - Derelict at Dakar-Yoff Oct87 [Also reported Jul87 to Flight school, Ghana]. 03.06.46
KP274 C-47B-40-DK   16828/33576   23.06.47
KP276 C-47B-40-DK   16830/33578   23.06.47
KP277 C-47B-40-DK   16831/33579 44-77247 D30Jun45 - KP277 RAF Montreal 03Jul45 - UK 09Jul45 - 78 Sq 27Jul45 - M East 040ct45 - 215 Sq - 22 MU/UK 05Jan48 - 49 MU 250ct53 - 267 Sq 12Jun54 - 209 Sq 16Mar59 - 52 Sq "Faith'' 02Nov59 (in Malaya) - 389 MU 090ct61 - Pl-C481 Philippine AIL R13Nov62 - PK-IBS Bouraq AIL Feb70 - Bouraq Indonesia AIL PT (1978) - Std Jakarta, engineless (Apr80 to Jun85). 12.04.46
KP278 C-47B-40-DK   16832/33580 44-77248 D29Jun45 - KP278 RAF Montreal 01Jul45 - UK 09Jul45 - 78 Sq 02Sep45 - M East 140ct45 - 216 Sq - 204 Sq 11 Dec47 - Dbf 22May48 Ramal David during Egyptian air raid. 02.04.46
ZA947 C-47A-60-DL Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 10200 42-24338 D07Sep43 - 661 RCAF 3 TC 16Sep43 - EAC 20Sep43 - 9 (T) Gp Rockcliffe 01 May47 - CAC Clinton 05Aug48 -ADC 435 Sq Edmonton 21Jan49 - NWAC 280ct50 - AMC CE&PE Ralston 20Aug52 - Std Lincoln Pk 28Sep56 - 121 Flt Sea Island 05Dec57 - Cold Lake 17Apr58 - ATC 412 Sq Uplands 05Jan59 - 4 OTU Trenton 300ct63 - 109 KU Marville 25Aug64 - 109 KU Lahr 02Apr65 - 1 Wg Lahr 08May67 - Std Scottish Avn Ltd, Prestwick 01Aug68 - 'KG661' Royal Acft Establishment, W Freugh 06May69 - (The true KG661 was c/n 13478, it was only in 1979 that this error was put right) - ZA947 RAE Farnborough, "Portpatrick Princess" Rr Jul79 - Flight Trials Dept Nov87 - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 20Jul93 - used for multi engine training. Attended the Malta Int’l air show between 23 – 28 September 2011. See notes below for additional information about this aircraft.
        
 
Notes about ZA947

The aircraft had an accident when still with the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough in around 1990 when the Navigator (the RAF used navigators in the right hand seat I believe) accidently retracted the landing gear on the ground with engines running. The port engine prop hit the ground taking with it the reduction gear box, smashed into the fuselage (hence the alclad plate where the nose exit used to be) and wrote off the port wing. Air Atlantique were given the contract to repair and carry out an overhaul of the aircraft. A wing was obtained from a derelict dak in Malta with MIACO (the company Air Atlantique had just acquired which specialised in P&W R1830 overhaul) and brought to UK. The wing was very rough with corrosion and we reskinned much of it together with lots of new angles, ribs etc..it was then taken to Farnborough and fitted to ZA947 together with a new engine and prop. The a/c was then ferry flown to Coventry where we did the actual a/c servicing. This aircraft is now flying with the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in D Day markings. (http://www.douglasdc3.com/dc3brit/dc3brit.htm)

This C-47 Dakota was manufactured in the USA by Douglas in March 1942 and initially issued to the United States Army Air Force. In September that year the aircraft was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and served in Canada during World War Two. It was subsequently deployed to Europe with the RCAF until declared surplus to requirements by the Canadians in 1971.

The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) at Farnborough then purchased the aircraft, which was allocated the UK military serial number KG661, as it had carried the serial ‘661’ with the Canadians. During her time with the RAE, the Dakota was used for a variety of tasks and trials, including dropping sonabuoys through holes cut in the fuselage and for launching remotely piloted vehicles. Cleared for dropping paratroops, she often displayed in this role and occasionally appeared in the static park at air shows. For some time, however, there had been doubt about the allocated serial number. Research showed that the serial ‘KG661’ had previously belonged to a Dakota that had been destroyed in an accident. So the serial number was changed to a new one - ZA947. In 1992 the Defence Research Agency, the successor to the RAE, declared ZA947 surplus to requirements.

The aircraft was adopted by Strike Command and issued to the BBMF in March 1993. In 2004, an original and authentic floor and interior was re-fitted to the Dakota, returning the cabin to the original, wartime specification. As there are now no other multi-engine tail wheel aircraft in RAIR FORCE service outside the BBMF, the Dakota is an important training asset used for initial training of aircrew for the BBMF multi-engine aircraft and for renewing the currency of the Flight’s Lancaster pilots each year. In addition to this role though, the Dakota is a sought-after display aircraft in her own right and, as such, she appears regularly on the air show circuit either on her own or as part of a BBMF formation. She continues to be capable of para-dropping and is used in that role for special commemorative events.

During the winter of 2010/11, ZA947 underwent a major servicing conducted by ARCo with sub-contractor Eastern Airways at Humberside Airport. It emerged re-painted as 233 Squadron Dakota III, FZ692, ‘5T-UK’, named ‘Kwicherbichen’, complete with D-Day stripes.

In July 1944, FZ692 "Kwicherbichen" was photographed returning to its base at Blakehill Farm, Wiltshire carrying wounded from the Normandy battlefront. (http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/theaircrAir Forcet/dakota.cfm)
        
 
United States Air Force


SERIAL TYPE C/N HISTORY NOTES
  C-47     Unidentified C-47s seen during 1963 were on 08.02, 17.06 & 30.12 (2 aircraft).
0-15922 VC-47A 20458 43-15992 ATC Homestead 8 STU 03Jun44 - Dow 1379 BU 24Jul44 - Europe ATC 14Aug44 -AFE Munich 60 TCG 01Jan48 - Kaufbeuren 14May58 - 60 ABG 01Jul48 - VC-47A 120ct48 - 7320 AFW 16Jan49 - C-47A 19Jan49 - VC-47A 28May49 - Oberpfaff. 7290 ABG 05Jun49 - Wiesbaden 7167 SAMS 07Jul49 - Rhein Main 60 TCW 08Sep52 - 7167 ATS 16Jun55 - Evreux 317 TCW 24Jul57 - 317 ABG 24Sep58 - Tempelhof 7350 SS 30Nov58 - Evreux 317 ABG 17Jan59 - Wiesbaden 7101 ABW 27May60 - Chaumont 366 TFW 05Jul62 - Chambley 22Jun63 - Chateauroux 7322 ABW 17Sep63 - Abidjan 1127 FAG 31 May64 - Chateauroux 7322 ABW 18Aug64 - Rome 1127 FAG 08Nov64 - Chateauroux 7322 ABG 26Dec64 - LOO Rome MAAG 150ct65 -AFE Chateauroux 7322 ABG 18Nov65 - Naples 1141 SAS 21 Jan66 - Moron 7473 CSG VC-470 13Sep66 - VC-47A 24Jul67 - Oslo 7240 CSG 270ct67 - Moron 7473 CSG 04Jan68 -LOG D Monthan 22Sep69 to May72 - Reel 06Apr70. Originally a C-47A-90-DL, seen between Jan-Jun 1966.
0-48073 C-47A-30-DK 13889/25334 43-48073 1 TC Baer 806 BU 12Jul44 - Pope 349 TCG 28Jul44 - 812 BU 05Feb45 - CTC Pope 316 TCG 20Jun45 - GAF Bergstrom 349 TCG 04Nov45 - Pope 316 TCG 20Dec45 - ATS D Monthan 4105 BU 31Jan46 - AMC Van Nuys AVM CP 05Jan49 - CNR Stout 2466 ARTC 21 Mar49 - Fairfax 2472 ARTC 31Jul49 - Olathe 29May50 - CNC Alexandria 4416 BCS 250ct50 - TAC Alexandria 137 FBW 02Dec50 - SPW Kirtland 4901SW13Mar52 -ADC Fairfax 4610ABS 21May52 -AFE Rhein Main 60 TCW 16Jun53- FOrstenfeld. 5 TOWS 17Jul53 - Landstuhl 7030 HQS 19Feb54 - 86 FIW 01Nov54 - Neubiberg 5 TOWS 24Feb55 - Wheelus 14Nov55 - Neubiberg 14Dec55 - Bitburg 36 FDAW 18Mar57 - Hahn 20Apr57 - 7425 ABG 01Sep57 - 7425 SG 20Nov57 - Tempelhof 7350 SS 03Sep58 - Hahn 7425 SG 250ct58 - 50 TFW 01Sep59 - Mildenhall 7513 ABG 06Dec63 - Sembach 38 TMW 04Jun64 - 7 ACS 20Mar65 - Ramstein 7 SOW 15Jul68 - 7 SOS 17Aug68 - LOG D Monthan 07May73 - Robins WRAMA 04Jun73 - N93043 US Dept of Agric 18Jan74 - Sale rptd Apr80 - Std Tucson, AZ Nov83 - Sale reported 1981. Probably scrap. Sept. 1964.
0-48805 C-47D 14621/26066 Originally a C-47B-5-DK, 43-48805 1 TC Baer 806 BU 20Sep44 - ATC Dow 1379 BU 170ct44 - 9 AF 220ct44 - 93 TCS (1944) -ATC Morrison 1103 BU 01Sep45 - ATS Greenville 4197 BU 06Sep45 - D Monthan 4105 BU 02Mar46 - AMC Brookley 4119 BU 13Aug46 -ADC Offutt 131 BU 06Apr47 - Stout 2466 ARTC C-47D 30Sep48 - CNC Ft Ben. Harrison 2463 ABG 27Apr49 - Selfridge 56 FIW 30Mar50 - 10 AF 01Sep50 - Mitchell 2473 ARTC 10Jan52 -Atterbury 2466 ARTC 02Jun52 -AFE Landstuhl 7030 HQG 01 May53 - 86 FIW 01 Nov54 - Ramstein 7030 SG 06Jan58 - Tempelhof 7350 SS 09Jan59 - Ramstein 7030 SG 03Mar59 - 7030 ABW 15Nov59 - Erding 24Aug60 - Ramstein 01Nov60 - Wheelus 7272 ABW 01Jul61 - 7272 FTW 01Jul64 - LOG D Monthan 06Aug69 - Robins WRAMA 16Nov72 - Reel 13Mar73. Was logged on 18.10.62 still carrying full serial 43-48805, during June 63 with serial 0-348805, again June & Nov 1968.
0-349185 C-47B-10-DK 15001/26446 43-49185 1 TC Baer 806 BU 280ct44 -ATC Morrison 1103 BU 19Nov44 - 9 AF 20Nov44 - AFE Rhein Main 61 TCG 01Jan48 - C-470 09Mar48 - 61 ABG 17Aug48 - Erbenheim 7160 ABG 19Aug48 - VC-470 160ct48- C-470 26Nov48- 7165 CG 220ec48 -Wiesbaden 60 ABG 01Jun49 - VC-470 07Jun49 - 7167 SAMS25Jun49 - Florence 11Feb52 - 7233 HQS 01Sep52 - Naples 7470 HQS 05Jul53 - HQO Naples 1141 SAS 01Apr55 - 1141 FMS 03Jul57 - 1141 SAS 14Nov57 - AFE Tempelhof 7350 SS 19Aug59 - HQO Naples 1141 SAS 050ct59 -AFE Athens 1141 SAS 01Mar65 - MAAG 01Sep65 - Naples 1141 SAS 22Aug66 - Moron 7473 CSG 15May67 -Aviano 40 TACG 21Jul67 - Moron 7473 CSG 05Sep67 - Mildenhall 513 TAW 15Jul68 - Moron 7473 CSG 22Aug68 - LOG 0 Monthan 16Sep69 to May72 - Reel 09Sep70. 28.01.59, again seen at Luqa during Jan-Jun 1966 after conversion to VC-47D.
0-49338 C-47B-15-DK 15154/26599 43-49338 S Plains 2527 BU 010Nov44 - Randolph 2500 BU 260ec44 - Ft Worth 2003 BU 25May45 - Randolph 2500 BU 14Apr46 - 2532 BU 20Mar47 - C-470 07Sep47 - 3510 BFTW 28Aug48 - VC-470 17Sep48 - HQC Bolling 25Apr49 - Orly 1130 SAG 03May49 - ECA 03Nov49 - HQO 1130 SAG 010ct51 -AFE Orly 7415 ABG 10Feb54 - 7415 SG 010ct57 - Evreux 317 ABG 030ct58 - Tempelhof 7350 SS 17Sep59 - Evreux 317 ABG 220ct59 - 322 AOW 06Sep60 - 317 ABG 060ct60 - 317 CAMS 31Jul62 - 7333 ABG 20Jun64 - 513 TCW 15Apr66 - 7333 CSG 01Jul66 - Tempelhof 7350 SG 20Mar67 - LOG 0 Monthan 25Jul68 to May72 - Reel 09Sep70. With the 7333 Air Base Group Evereux France, at Luqa sometime between late64/early 65.
0-49369 VC-47D 26630 43-49369 C-47B-16-DK ATC Nashville 558 BU 07Dec44 -ATC Memphis 554 BU 12Dec44 - SAC Memphis 35 BU 30Apr46 - Marietta 18Jun46 - C-47D03Mar47 - BFC Bolling 35 BU 16Sep47 - Marietta 30Nov47 - 16 SAMG 10Mar48 - HQC Marietta 1100 SAMG VC-47D19Jul48 - 1115 SAMS 28Sep49 - Bolling 1110 SAMG 08Jan52 - AFE Rhein Main 7167 SAMS 04Jun53 - 7167 ATS 150ct54 - HQO Rome 1130 SAG 28Mar55 - AFE Tempelhof 7350 SS 16Jun59 - HQO Rome 1130 SAG 17Jul59 - 1127 FAG 15Sep59 - AFE Rome Attache 01 Sep65 - Benghazi MAAG 02Aug68 - Athens 7206 SG 19Apr70 - LOG D Monthan 11 May70 - Reel 09Sep70. Carried “United States of America” on fuselage in Aug 1968, Jan/Feb 1970.
0-49185 VC-47D 15001/26446 Originally a C-47B-10-DK, 43-49185 1 TC Baer 806 BU 280ct44 -ATC Morrison 1103 BU 19Nov44 - 9 AF 20Nov44 - AFE Rhein Main 61 TCG 01Jan48 - C-47D 09Mar48 - 61 ABG 17Aug48 - Erbenheim 7160 ABG 19Aug48 - VC-47D160ct48 - C-47D26Nov48- 7165 CG 220ec48- Wiesbaden 60 ABG 01Jun49 - VC-47D07Jun49 - 7167 SAMS25Jun49 - Florence 11Feb52 - 7233 HOS 01Sep52 - Naples 7470 HOS 05Jul53 - HOO Naples 1141 SAS 01Apr55 - 1141 FMS 03Jul57 - 1141 SAS 14Nov57 -AFE Tempelhof 7350 SS 19Aug59 - HOO Naples 1141 SAS 050ct59 - AFE Athens 1141 SAS 01 Mar65 - MAAG 01Sep65 - Naples 1141 SAS 22Aug66- Moron 7473 CSG 15May67 -Aviano 40 TAGG 21Jul67 - Moron 7473 CSG 05Sep67 - Mildenhall 513 TAW 15Jul68 - Moron 7473 CSG 22Aug68 - LOG 0 Monthan 16Sep69 to May72 - Reel 09Sep70. Seen between Jan-Jun 1966, Apr 1967.
0476412 C-47B-25-DK 15996/32744 44-76412 D04Mar45 - KN373 RAF Montreal 09Mar45 - 300 Wg 10Mar45 - VMYCM 243 Sq - ACS EA 09May46 - 110 Sq - Kai Tak, FE Comm Sq 03Apr48 - 8 MU/UK 10Jul51 - MAAG via Fields 13Sep54 - 44-76412 USAF 31Aug55 - Cr Apr58 at Qrendi, Malta (04May58 also quoted). Wheels up landing at RAF Qrendi on 03.05.58. One light injury. Additional details in military accidents page.
0-4417 C-47B-25-DK 16001/32749 44-76417 D03Mar45 - KN377 RAF Montreal 04Mar45 - 3 ATU 17Mar45 - M East 26Apr45 - MECS - CinC M East (AM Midhurst) AOC ME 29Sep46 - STF - 78 Sq 08Sep50 - SCS - 8 MU/UK 13Sep50 - 44-76417 USAF MAAG 23Mar53 - AFE Wheelus 1603 ATW VC-470 11Aug53 - Nouasseur 7280 ADW 04Feb54 - Wheelus 1603 ATW 16Mar54 - 7272 ABW 01Aug55 - Tempelhof 7350 SS 05Mar59 - Wheelus 7272 ABW 20Apr59 - LOG D Monthan 01 Oct63 - Miami AllMF 03Dec66 - C-47D 02Feb67 - 476417 S Vietnam AF MAP 09Mar67 'Cl' (1972). 15.10.58
0-76657 C-47B-10-DK 16241/32989 44-76657 GAF Baer 806 BU 31Mar45 - ATC W Palm Beach CARD BAS 13Apr45 - 10 AF Karachi D15Apr45 - 330 TCS (Jan46) - AAG Nanking Std 01Jan48 - HOC 1130 SAG 25Mar49 - C-47D 22Nov49 - 3AD Victoria 7500 ABG 30Jan50 - HOO Bovingdon JAAG 15May50 - MTO Dhahran 1414 ABG 06Apr51 - AFE 7244 ABG "City of Jeddah" 01 Sep54 - Wiesbaden 7100 SW 19Dec57 - Orly 7415 SG 21Apr58 - Tempelhof 7350 SS 09May58 - Orly 7415 SG 31Jul58 - Evreux 317 ABG 030ct58 - 322 ADW 06Sep60 - 317 ABG 060ct60 - 317 CMS 31Jul62 - Brussels OAR HQ 14May64 - Evreux 7333 ABG 01Jul64-513 TCW 15Apr66- 7333 CSG 01Jul66- Rhein Main 7310ABG 13Mar67 - Sembach 603 ABW 01May67 - Wheelus 7272 FTW 12Jun68 - D Monthan 10Sep69 - Robins WRAAR 29Nov72 - MAP 08Jun73 - TAM-19 FA Boliviana. [USAAF serial quoted as 44-77657, believed in error.] Sept. 1964, 14 Jun 1968.
0-77099 C-47B-35-DK 16683/33431 44-77099 D12Jun45 - KP217 RAF Montreal 14Jun45 - 231 Sq - UK 28Mar46 - 1TAMU11Jun46 - 53 Sq 27Jan47 - Oakington TC 08Nov48 - Waterbeach - Oakington - 46 Sq - 8 MU 14Feb50 - MAAG via Fields 07Sep54 -44-77099 USAF C-470 30Jun56-AFE Wiesbaden 7100 SW 15Jul55 - HOC Andrews 1001 ABW 27Jan59 - LOG D Monthan 28Apr62 - Hagerstown, Fairchild 30Jun62 - Disposal 09Dec62 - 519 FA Uruguayana - FAU/PLUNA, CX-BHQ R29Jul70 - op by TAMU from 1974 as CX-BHQ/T-519. 07.05.58
0-77226 VC-47D 33558 Originally a C-47B-40-DK, 44-77226 D29Jun45 - KP256 RAF Montreal Jun45 - UK 07Jul45 - 78 Sq - 76 Sq 19Aug45 -ACSEA 040ct45 - 13 MU/UK 020ct47 - 44-77226 USAF AFE Oberpfaff. 7290 ABG 01 Oct48 - Burtonwood 59 HBS AD 060ct48 - SAC Bushey Pk 2 BW 12Nov48 - 22 BW 09Dec48- C-47D 25Apr49 - 3 AD Bushey Pk 3 AD 30Apr49 - Victoria 01Jul49 - 7500 ABG 07Apr50 - VC-47D 23May50 - Bovingdon 01Sep50 - HQO Madrid MDAP 11 Mar54 - JMS Madrid 20May54 - 7600 SS 09Aug55 - HQO Madrid 1171 FMS 01Jul57 - 1148 SAS 22Mar58 - 1171 FMS 01May58 - 1148 SAS 20Mar59 - 1171 FMS 190ct59 -AFE Madrid 1127 FAG 01Jan61 -1171FMS29Aug61 -1141 SAS 20Jun65 - MAAG 01Sep65 - LOO Madrid CASA 10Feb67 -AFE Madrid JMAG 01Aug67 - Rabat MUSOF 010ct71 - Torrejon 401 TFW 12Nov73 - N87805 JV Masin, Rodenkirchen, W Germany 12Dec73 - Dbr 28Feb75 Madrid - B/u May75. Jan. 1971.
477275 C-47D 16859/33607 Originally a C-47B-40-DK, 44-77275 ATC Nashville 558 BU 02Jul45 - TWA L 08Aug45 to 08Feb46 - ATC Memphis 554 BU 10Feb46 - Long Beach 556 BU 08Aug46 - Westover 1377 BU 13Nov46 - C-47D14Jul47 - MTO Ramey 521ATG14Jul47 - 1601 ATG 010ct48 - MTC Westover 1600 ATG 02Sep49 - MTO Wheelus 1603 ABG 20Sep49 - Hassani 1632 ABS 22Nov49 - Athens 1602 ATD 09Jan50 - Wheelus 1603 ABG 25Aug50 -Athens 1602 ATD 05Dec50 - Rhein Main 1629 SS 26Jun52 - 86 ATS 15Dec52 - Wheelus 1615 SS 02May54 - 1602 ATW 11Feb58 - AFE Tempelhof 7350 SS 30Sep59 - MTO Wheelus 1602 ATW 06Nov59 -AFE Wheelus 7272 ABW 30Jun61 - 7272 FTW 01 Jul64 -Accident 10Jul68. From the 7272 Flying Training Wing, Wheelus Libya Exact date unknown, probably late 64/early 65. Again on 1 May 1968.
0-51019 VC-47D 17119/34386 45-1116 ATS S Bernardino 4126 BU 01Nov45- CAF Merced 482 BU 29Jan46 - AMC S Bernardino 4126 ABS 11Mar46 -ATC Gravely Pt 503 BU 24Mar47 - DMI Egypt 02Apr47 - HQC Cairo 1134 SAS 250ct48 - Cairo 1130 SAG C-470 30Sep49 - HQO Cairo 1130 SAG VC-470 14Apr50 - Stockholm 28Apr55 - 1127 FAG 010ct59 - AFE Wiesbaden 7101 ABW 14Sep63 - Rhein Main 322 TAW 09Jun70 - LOG D Monthan 18Jun71 - Reel 14Aug71 - LOG Robins 01 Nov72 - WRAMA MAP 13Mar73 - Cambodian AF? - 51116 R Thai AF 116 TOC 12Sep75 L2-45/18 402 Sq at Takhli 210ct77 -461 Sq 21Sep84 - Wfu 1985, SOC 23Apr91 - Derelict Lopburi (Jul96 to Jan00). Converted from C-47B-45-DK.
        
 

C-117

C-117 – C-47B fitted with 21-seats and integral stairs. Easily identifiable by their taller, more rectangular fin.

R4D-5 – US Navy designation for C-47A-DL transferred from a USAAIR FORCE order.

Construction number (c/n)

Like some C-47s, these C-117s also carry a double c/n.

After the war, 100 examples were converted to C-117 standard and known as R4D-8 and assigned a new construction number. In this case, both numbers are correct.
        
 
United States - Navy


SERIAL TYPE C/N HISTORY NOTES
50742 C-47J 14579/26024 43-48763 - 50742 USN R4D-6 VR-3 Olathe 18Sep44 - Std Weeksville 01Jul46 - BAR Columbus Mar47 - San Diego Apr48 - 11 ND San Diego 25May50 - NOTS lnyokern 09Nov50 - Lit.Pk 12Aug53 - Mission Rio de Janeiro 06Jan56 - Mission Valparaiso 010ct56 - FASRON 102 Norfolk 11 Jan58 - Attache Teheran 07 Jun58 - Lit.Pk 15Sep60 - Attache New Delhi 19Aug61 - C-47J 18Sep62 - BWR FR Brownsville C-47L 23May65 -Attache Pretoria 05Aug65 - Naples 22Dec67 - Rota 09Mar68 - Attache Monrovia 11Dec68 - DAO Monrovia 07Jan69 - Rota 07Jun71 - SOC 07Apr72. Logged at Luqa sometime between 12 Nov – 28 Dec 1964.
50799 VC-47J 26613 43-49352 - 50799 USN R4D-6 VR-3 Olathe 14Nov44 - MAW- 2 21Aug46 - MAG-22 Sep46 - A&R Quonset Pt 300ct46 - Fasron-8 May47 - FaetuPac Jul47 - MAG-33 Mar48 - VR-5 Seattle 01Jan50 - VR-23 San Diego 20Jan50 - VR-5 Del San Diego 01 Feb50 - NATC PaxR 09May52 - BAR Morton 24May55 - BAR Inglewood 110ct55 - BAR Dallas 17Apr58 - NLO Edwards 14May58 - BAR Baltimore 08Apr59 - NATC PaxR 19Jan60 - C-47J 18Sep62 -Attache Senegal/Mauretania/Athens 16Sep64 - C-47L 01May65 - NARF Norfolk 25Jan67 - Attache Athens 23Jan68 - DAO Athens 01Jan69 - SOC 28Jan70 - N11CA Carolina Acft, Ft Lauderdale, FL 31Jul70 - YV-C-GAI Aerotecnica SA, Caracas 16Dec70 - Canx by 1973. Carried US flag on fuselage and wings on 26 Jan. 1968.
50828 VC-47J 15518/26963 Originally a C-47B-20-DK, 43-49702 - 50828 USN R4D-6Z VR-3 Olathe 23Dec44 - MAW-2 Nov46 -AFMF-Lant R4D-6Z Dec46 - MAG-22 Mar47 - MAG-11 Apr47 -A&T Quonset Pt Jun47 -Alameda Dec47 - Lit.Pk Jun48 -Anacostia 17Mar50 - Fasron-110 San Diego 02Nov50-VR-21 Del. Japan 23Mar51 -VR-23 Atsugi 30Aug51 – Lit.Pk 15 Aug54 – Anacostia 06Dec54 – Lit.Pk 09May57 – VC-47J 18Sept62 – SOC 07Jan65 – For sale Feb66. NAS Naples
        
 


SERIAL C/N HISTORY NOTES
      Seen on 27.02.63
12437 9620/43393 Originally c/n 9620 42-23758 - R4D-5 12437 USN D29May43 - VMR-152 Aug44 - HON MAG-35 Feb45 - Jacksonville Jan46 - NAAS Corry Dec46 - ADAU Pensacola Jul47 - NART Squantum Oct47 - BAR Columbus Jan48 - Fasron-102 Norfolk 08Jun50 - Fasron-106 Argentia 19Aug50 - M&S Santa Monica 04Nov52 - R4D-8 c/n 43393 19Mar53. 43393* ex c/n 9620 - 12437 USN R4D-8 19Mar53 - NAATC Corpus C. 27Mar53 - NART Niagara Falls 19Feb56 - FASRON-Spec 200 London 17Mar59 - W Malling 28Feb61 - C-117D 18Sep62 - H&MS-14 Cherry Pt 03Sep64 - Naples 07Aug68 - DAO Monrovia 17May71 - H&MS-37 El Toro 20Sep75 - Yuma 28Apr78 - D Monthan 01Aug79 to 070ct80 [6C061] - Naval Aviation Mus, Pensacola (paper only) - TBM Inc, Redmond, OR B05Sep80 - N8538R R20Nov80 - Super Three, Lakeport, CA 180ct83 - Skyfreighters Corp, Grand Prairie, TX, B21Sep84 - N306SF Rr15Jul85 - SF Corp, Dallas Fort Worth, TX 20Aug87 - Airpower Inc, Lakeport, CA B05Jan90 - Flight Data Inc, Carson City, NV, B13May91 - N44GH Glen Hyde res 06Jan92 - At Denton, TX Aug97 - At Carson City, NV airworthy Jan02 - Dallas Fort Worth Feb05. Based at NAS Naples, noted between Jan/Feb 70.
12439 9672/43328 Originally c/n 9672 42-23810 • R4D-5 12439 USN D29Jul43 • VR-1 Aug44 - VR-9 Jan45 - VR-1 May45 - Quonset Pt Aug46 - VR-3 PaxR Jan47 - NART Columbus May50 - M&S Santa Monica 08May51 - R4D-8 new c/n 43328 09May52. 43328 ex c/n 9672 - 12439 USN R4D-8 VR-3 Moffett 09May52 - Fasron-77 Naples 02Sep54 - NAF Naples 18May56 - NART Atlanta 22May57 - NADC Johnsville 24Jul57 - NAMTC Pt Mugu 17Apr58 - 11 ND Pt Mugu 11Aug59 - 5 ND Norfolk 12Jan60 - AES-12 Quantico 30Jul60 - C-117D 18Sep62 - H&MS-24 Cherry Pt 05Apr63 - Sigonella 07Feb66 - NavTracom Morocco 12Sep71 - H&MS-27 Cherry Pt 300ct73 - For sale Cherry Pt May75. Based at NAS Sigonella, noted between Jan/Feb 70, Jan-Mar 1971.
17098 11848/43340 42-108800 - R4D-5 17098 USN 16Jul43 - VR-7 Aug44 - VR-3 Aug45 - Jacksonville Jun46 - Lit Pk Oct46 - Cherry Pt Apr48 - VX-2 Chinconteague May50 - M&S Santa Monica 16Jul51 - R4D-8 c/n 43340 14Jul52. 43340 ex c/n 11848 - 17098 USN R40-8 14Jul52 - HON Afmflant Norfolk 25Jul52 - MARS-27 Cherry Pt 02Nov53 - HON MWSG-27 Cherry Pt Mar54 - Fasron Spec. 200 Hendon 15Mar55 - SO&ES El Toro 18Sep57 - NABTC Pensacola 20Sep60 - C-117 D18Sep62 - Sigonella 11Sep63 - [NL Mar65]. Seen sometime between late-Oct – mid-Dec 56, 22.11.63.
17108 43369 Originally c/n 11948 42-108810 - R4D-5 17108 USN 040ct43 - VR-7 Aug44 - VR-1 01 Jun46 - Lit Pk 01 Jul46 - NART New York Jan4 7 - VR-8 Del Agan a May50 - VR-8 Harmon Aug50 - M&S Santa Monica 20Jun52 - R4D-8 new c/n 43369 11 Nov52 - 17108 USN R4D-8 11 Nov52 - Fasron-112 Whidbey Is 03Dec52 - Fasron Spec 200 Hendon 11Sep56 - BAGR Gen Dist Day1on 13Aug59 - BWFLTRREP GEN Wr. Patt. 28Feb61 - VX-6 Quonset Pt 11May62 - C-1170 18Sep62 - MARS-27 Cherry Pt 25Sep62 - H&MS-32 Beaufort 03Dec64 - Rota 11Jul68- Naples 18Dec70-Sigonella 29Jun71 - NavTraCom, Kenitra 08Sep73 - H&MS-27 Cherry Point - VMGR-252 Cherry Pt 29Apr76 - H&MS-14 Cherry Pt 23May78 - D Monthan 30Nov78 to 28Jun80 [6C056] to USAF [CE001] - N8538F TBM Inc, Redmond, OR B01Dec80 - Reagan Enterprises, Chico, CA, R Nov83 - C-GDIK Millardair Ltd (Dec83/R Mar84) - Wfu 31 May90 - Std Toronto Oct94 - Skyfreighters Ltd, Errington, BC, R08Jan96 - Crown Mail & Delivery Services Ltd, R 16Nov98 - Gateway Airlines Ltd, (1999) R06Jun01 - Airworthy May03 - Std Opa-locka (Apr05) - TMF Aircraft Inc, Miami, FL N587LM R04May05. Based at NAS Naples, noted between Jan, Apr. & May 71.
17116 43307 Originally c/n 12028 42-108818 - R4D - 517116 USN 24Nov43 -VMR-152 26Jan46- Lit Pk Sep46 - Cherry Pt Apr48 - MCAD Anacostia 30Mar50 - M&S Santa Monica 14Dec50 - R4D-8 c/n 43307 10Jan52 new c/n 43307 - 17116 USN R4D-8 VR-22 Norfolk 11Jan52 - 11 ND Lit.Pk 22Sep52 - HON AfmfPac El Toro 27Sep54 - Adv Base Atsugi 130ct57 - NART Grosse lie 21Mar61 - C-1170 18Sep62 - SO&ES MCAS El Toro 15Dec62 - Naples 07Aug66 - Tracom Morocco 05Jun69 - Mildenhall 06Dec71 - H&MS-27 Cherry Pt 240ct73 - VMGR-252 Cherry Pt 01Apr76 - H&MS 14 Cherry Pt 23May78 - D Monthan 04Dec78 to May83 [6C057] - N116DT Lan-Dale Co, Reno, NV B15Aug85 - Millardair Ltd L 11Jan86 - Western lnt'I Aviation, Tucson, AZ, B06Nov86 - Canx 27Jun88 - C-GJGQ Millardair, B11Apr90 - Wfu Malton, Ont, 31May90 - Skyfreighters Ltd, Errington, BC, R16Aug95 - Std at Nanaimo for spares - On overhaul Victoria, BC (May97) - Crown Charter 1999, std 2000 -Abandoned Sidney, BC (Aug01) [as CG-JGQ] - British Columbia Aviation Museum, Victoria, BC (Feb02). Based at NAS Naples, Apr. 1967.
17119 43378 Originally c/n 12058 42-108821 - R4D-5 17119 USN 24Nov43 - VR-1 Aug44 - Std Weeksville 12Aug46 - BAR Columbus Oct47 - Lit.Pk May48 - Proj. R&D San Diego 18Jun50 - VX-1 Key West Nov51 - [NR79966 USN Attache, Cairo, Egypt] - M&S Santa Monica 06Aug52 - R4D-8 new c/n 43378 11 Dec52. - 17119 USN R4D-8 11Dec52 - Hamron-14 Roosevelt Roads 02Jan53 - VX-2 Chincoteague 14Apr53 - Fasron-109 Jacksonville 030ct55 - MWSG-27 Cherry Pt 07Nov55 - ForAvaHqGru Cherry Pt 13Jul56 - ComNavForJapan Yokosuka 30Aug58- Naples 25Sep61 - C-117D 18Sep62 - 12 ND Alameda 09Apr64 -Alameda 01Jul64 - Memphis 07Jul67 - Pensacola 18Dec70 - D Monthan 22Jun76 to 300ct77 [6C039] - N848M res Apr78 (candidate) - N886M Lee County Health Dept, Ft Myers, FL R01Jun78 - GA Aircraft Assocs Inc, Aug 85 - Hl-477 V A Morales, Lsd to Taina Air Lines, 12May86 - Hl-477CA by 01Feb89 - Seized by U S Customs and std Isla Grande Apt, San Juan, PR Apr89 - Derelict by Sep93 after damage in Sep89 - Remains at Isla Grande (Feb99 to May03). 22.11.63
17241 43343 43-48178 D22Jul44 - 17241 USN Norfolk R4D-5 29Jul44 - HDN-1 FAW-14 San Diego Aug44 - Palau Is Oct44 - W Carolina Is May45 - Marshall & Gilbert Oct45 - Quonset Pt Dec45 - Lit. Pk Aug46 - Cherry Pt Jun48 - AES-46 Cherry Pt May50 - M&S Santa Monica 08Aug51 – converted to R4D-8 c/n 43343 31Jul52. - 17241 USN R4D-8 31Jul52 - Fasron 106 Argentia 19Aug52 - 14 ND Barber's Pt 09Feb55 - Fasron Spec. 201 Malta 11Jun58 - SOC 30Mar59 accident 05.03.59. Originally a C-47B-45-DK, c/n 13994/25439
50836 27003/43388 Originally c/n 15558/27003 43-49742 - 50836 USN R4D-6 FAW-14 San Diego 03Jan45 - VR-3 Feb45 - VR-13 Apr45 - VR-6 Mar46 - San Diego 30Apr46 - Quonset Pt Nov46 - VR-3 Apr47 - VR-8 MATS Honolulu Jul47 - VR-31 Norfolk 02Aug50 - M&S Santa Monica 22Sep52 - R4D-8 new c/n 43388 28Feb53. - 50836 USN R4D-8 18Feb53 - NART Glenview 26Feb53 - Anacostia 23Dec53 - Lit.Pk 08Aug55 - Fasron-109 Jacksonville 250ct56 - Naples 12Feb57 - Jacksonville 22Sep59 - Roosevelt Roads 17Nov59 - Sigonella 22Jun62 - C-117D 18Sep62 - SOC 09Aug63. Sigonella based, 18.03.63.
        
 
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