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• Douglas C-47 / DC-3 Dakota •

Some images from my collection - Photographer's name © and date when known

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Below: G-AMWV (25600) "Ulster Maid" AIR ULSTER / UAT - Ulster Air Transport - Prestwick - Ken Marshall © 15 June 1968 - scrapped at Prestwick 20 May 1969 - Fire dump August 1971.
Another of my favourite aircraft - I have quite a few.
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CF-DTT Douglas C-47B Skytrain (14170/25615) of Trans Fair, at Mignan - CYLP, Québec.

Photo: Neil Aird © 18 August 1993

Built for USAAF as 43-48354 delivered 14 August 1944. KJ831; EP-ACK; N343T; CF-JMX; CF-DTT.

CF-POY Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G Dakota (10028) of Trans Fair, at Mignan - CYLP, Québec.

Photo: Neil Aird © 18 August 1993

Built for USAAF as 42-24166. FL510 RAF delivered 09 August 1943. G-AOYE; 24166; F-BTDB; CF-POY; CU-T1192.

Hijacked to Key West, Florida, 01 April 2003. Sold public auction $12,500 02 June 2003.

CF-CSC Douglas C-47A Skytrain (6183) of Globe Trotting Arctic 7, at Prestwick - EGPK, Scotland.

Photo: Ken Marshall © 01 August 1971 - Aird Archives

Built for USAAF as 41-38724 delivered 04 January 1943. NC75408; CF-CSC; C-FCSC. DBF 15 November 1975 at La Grand, QC.

G-AMCA Douglas DC-3 Dakota (16218/32966) of FAIREY SURVEYS LTD., at Prestwick - EGPK, Scotland.

Photo: Ken Marshall © 25 August 1968 - Aird Archives

Built for USAAF as 44-76634 delivered 28 March 1945. KN487; G-AMCA.

N91379 Douglas C-47A Skytrain (13079) of JOHNSON FLYING SERVICE at Missoula - KMSO, Montana.

Photo: Neil Aird © 16 September 1968

Built for USAAF as 42-92194 delivered as 17199 USN San Diego, 28 April 1944. N91379.

N24320 Douglas C-47A-90-CL Skytrain (20197) of JOHNSON FLYING SERVICE at Missoula - KMSO, Montana.

Photo: Neil Aird © 16 September 1968

Built for USAAF as 43-15731 delivered 06 May 1944. NC24320; N24320.

An interesting and sad read about N24320 can be found here. LINK

421 / ٤٢١ Douglas DC-3 (26732) Sudanese Air Force at an RAF Abingdon Open House, United Kingdom.

Photo: Tom Baillie © 26 July 1962 - Aird Archives

Built for the USAAF as 43-49471 28 November 1944. KK149; G-AMZX; SN-AAG; ST-AAG; *421; ET-AGO. Damaged 17 December 1983.

Logged by author as ST-AAG at Prestwick - EGPK, Scotland. Note: * f/f as 421 17 May 1962.

N59314 Douglas C-47A Skytrain (12363) of Abbe Air at Palmer - PAAQ, Alaska.

Photo: Neil Aird © 08 September 2004

Built for USAAF as 42-92550 delivered 19 January 1944. KG354; 12916; C-GABE; N59314.

N777YA Douglas R4D-6 Skytrain (14189/25634) "Arctic Liner" of WOODS AIR SERVICE at Palmer - PAAQ, Alaska.

Photo: Neil Aird © 08 September 2004

Built for USAAF as 43-48373 delivered 28 August 1944. 17259 USN; NC21769; N777DG; N777PG; N77TS; N777YA. Uses fin from NC44896 (9665).

N305SF Douglas C-47 Skytrain (6208) at Palmer - PAAQ, Alaska.

Photo: Neil Aird © 08 September 2004

Built for USAAF as 41-38749 delivered 06 January 1943. G-AGWS; WZ984; CF-FCQ; N44F; N1157S; N115FC; N4BA.

76517 Douglas C-47 Skytrain (16101/32849) of กองทัพอากาศไทย - Royal Thai Air Force at Don Muang AFB., Thailand.

Photo: John Mounce © 15 October 1987

Built for USAAF as 44-76517 delivered 16 March 1945. KN422; 76517.

A65-78 Douglas C-47 Skytrain (15929/32677) of the ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE - ARDU.

Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1975 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives

Built for USAAF as 44-76345 delivered 12 February 1945.

VH-PTS Douglas C-47 Skytrain (16365/33113) in movie colour scheme, at Essendon - YMEB, Victoria, Australia.

Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1985 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives

Built for USAAF as 44-76781 delivered 24 April 1945. A65-102; VH-PTS; "VH-ANA" for movie; VH-SPY; (N65388) canx. Stored at Edmonton, south of Cairns, Queensland.

C-FFSJ Douglas DC-3C-R-1830-90C (14435/25880) at Sept Îles - CYZV, Québec.

Photo: Neil Aird © 20 August 1993

Built for USAAF as 43-48619 delivered 02 September 1944. K-12; OO-CBU; 48619; F-WSGZ; N18264 (ntu); N18257; CF-FSJ; C-FFSJ. Canx 02 May 1995.

ZK-AOD Douglas DC-3 Dakota (15701/27146) NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL AIRWAYS CORPORATION.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 1963 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives

Built for USAAF as 43-49885 delivered 16 January 1945. NZ3532; ZK-AOD. Canx 13 April 197- b/u for spares.

PP-VBF Douglas DC-3 Dakota (10156) VARIG.

Photo: John Mounce © 15 September 2006 - Aird Archives

Built for USAAF as 42-24294 delivered 30 August 1943. NC68358; PP-VBF. Preserved.

EI-APJ Douglas DC-3 Dakota (16294/33042) EMERALD AIRWAYS at Prestwick - EGPK, Scotland.

Photo: Eric Roscoe © 30 April 1967 - Aird Archives

Built for USAAF as 44-767104 delivered 11 April 1945. KN509; G-AMYX; XF619; G-AMYX; EI-APJ; N3102Q; N485F; 5N-ARA.

F-BFGM Douglas DC-3 Dakota (19865) at Rouen - Le Rouvrey, France.

Photo: Eric Roscoe © 10 June 1966 - Aird Archives

Built for USAAF as 43-15399 delivered 18 March 1944. OY-DDU; F-BFGM. Scrapped Dinard 1969.

Corrections and comments welcome at e-mail: nca "at" dhc-2.com
More images coming every now and then from the wonderful Rainer Haufschild Collection, and others.
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About 250 images to add in the first trenche.