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Serial Number Criteria: 42-23500
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-23413 ... 42-23537 (EXACT MATCH)
Douglas C-47A-20-DL
MSN 9275/9399. Contract No. AC-20669
23413 (MSN 9275) Diverted May 25, 1946 to a foreign AF.
23414 (MSN 9276) by 1955 was TC-AFA of Devlet Hava Yollari.  To N58& in 1954, to XC-BUR Sria de la Hacienta Apr 10, 1957.
To XC-SAG Sria de Agricultura v Ganaderia Jul 11, 1968.  Noted as N8WJ at Fort Lauderdale, Florida Feb 2008.
23415 (MSN 9277) salvaged Jun 21, 1944
23416 (MSN 9278) excl Apr 14, 1946
23417 (MSN 9279) to Phillipine AF Jul 24, 1946.  Later to XC-INI
23418 (MSN 9280) excl Jan 4, 1946
23419 (MSN 9281) to NEIAF as DT-951, callsign VH-REE.  By 1955 was
PK-REE of Garuda Indonesian Airways NV.  To PK-NDK Merpati Nusantara Airlines Jun 1968.  Surva Dirgantara,
Dirgantara Air Service, Jakarta (1978).  To VK-VTM rerregistered Sep 1981.  Noted WFU at Halim Nov 1989
23420 (MSN 9282, 374th TCG, 21st TCS) disintegrated in a thunderstorm
S of Springsure, Australia Nov 16, 1943, SW Pacific.  MACR 14422.
All 19 onboard killed.
23421 (MSN 9283) salvaged Apr 29, 1948 in Europe.
23422 (MSN 9284) destroyed by ground strafing Dec 8, 1944.
23423 (MSN 9285) to RAAF Apr 25, 1943 as A65-5 (call sign VH-CTE).  Assigned
May 11, 1943 to 36 Sqdn.  To Ansett Australia (ANA) as VH-INB Sep 1, 1947, named Croana.
To Guinea Airways Apr 1, 1955.  Temporarily reregistered as GH-GAL named
Kokoda.  When leased to Ansett Express, returned to Ansett Jan 18, 1960.
To Airlines of South Australia Jan 25, 1960 registered as VH-INB.  Apr 1, 1960
to Airlines of NWS.  In 1967 returned to Ansett/ANA.  Dec 1967 WFU and
scrapped Essendon Airport, Melbourne.
23424 (MSN 9286) to RAAF as A65-9 (VT-CTI).  To Qantas 12/1946 as VH-EAM (was originally
to have been VH-BAL, but NTU).  then VH-EWA East West Airlines, then VH-EWF "Peel City" May 28, 1959, leased
to Airlines of South Australia Jun 2, 1965, then VH-PWN with Pacific and Western Aviation, Ltd,
Tamworth Nov 27, 1967, leased to Queensland Pacific Trading in 1971, then ZK-AMS Pionair Adventures, Queenstown
Jul 15, 1993.
To Classic Wings P/L of Perth as VH-CWS Mar 14, 2006.
23425 (MSN 9287) to RAAF as A65-6 (VH-CTF).  Ditched at sea Sep 19, 1945.
23426 (MSN 9288) to RAAF as A65-7 (VH-CTG).  Crashed Tarakan, Borneo Aug 17, 1945.
23427 (MSN 9289) to RAAF as A65-8 (VT-CTH).  To Trans Australian Airlines Sep 27, 1946 for spares
23428 (MSN 9290) to RCAF as Dakota 651.  Renumbered 12936 in 1970.  After CAF 12936, 
became N46949 with Basler Flight services, Oshkosh, WI May 1977.  A Marshall t/a Marshalls Air Inc, St
Thomas. Virgin Islands Apr 7, 1978. - Virgin Air Inc, St. Thomas, VI Nov 1983.  N46949 to National Bank 
Waterloo, Waterloo, IA, bought 0ct 23, 1987 Aeroservicioa SdeRL, RP Dec , 1987. A E Beneditti, FL, 
bought Dec 12, 1989 al leased to Aeroservicios. To Basl. and Basler, Oshkosh, WI May 2, 1991 Basler 
Flight Service Inc, Oshkosh WI B21Jan92 - under conversion to DC-3 BT-67 Aug 1992.
To Royal Thai AF as RTAF 883; believed later reserialled 46153.
23429 (MSN 9291) to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) Plane #74 under
Lend-Lease May/June 1943.  Missing during flight to Dinjan Jan 6, 1945 due to suspected bad weather.
23430 (MSN 9292) to China Jun 6, 1943
23431 (MSN 9293) to USSR Apr 28, 1943
23432 (MSN 9294) to USSR Apr 28, 1943
23433 (MSN 9295) to USSR  Apr 21, 1943. W/o 09 Jun 1943 near Magadan Airport (GDX) (Russia) When the airplane 
departed Magadan following maintenance there. It crashed on the bank of the River Dukcha. The horizontal 
stabilizer trim was cross-connected during maintenance.
23434 (MSN 9296) to USSR Apr 29, 1943
23435 (MSN 9297) to USSR Apr 23, 1943
23436 (MSN 9298) to USSR Apr 28, 1943
23437 (MSN 9299) to USSR Apr 28, 1943
23438 (MSN 9300) to USSR Apr 29, 1943
23439 (MSN 9301) to USSR Apr 29, 1943
23440 (MSN 9302) to USSR
23441/23444 (MSN 9303/9306) to Navy as BuNo 12413/12416
23445 (MSN 9307) to RAF as Dakota III FD839.  Sold to Turkey 
Jul 25, 1946.  To Turk Hava Yollari as TC-EFE Jan 14, 1958.
Crashed at Bandirma Airport, Turkey Jun 28, 1962
23446 (MSN 9308) to RAF as Dakota III FD840.  Returned to USAAF
May 29, 1947.  To Iran Air as EP-ACL.  W/o Apr 25, 1959
when crashed on takeoff from Sanandaj Airport near Kerman, Iran
23447 (MSN 9309) to RAF as Dakota III FD841.  Transferred to 
Indian AF as VP923 Nov 28, 1946
23448 (MSN 9310) to RAF as Dakota III FD842.  Sold to owner in
Turkey Nov 28, 1946.  By 1955 was TC-EKE of Devlet Hava Yollari. To Stan Air Jan 22, 1971 as N167896.  
Later to Phillippine civil registry as PI-C2122, RP-C2122.  Derelict at Manila Feb 1981 to Mar 1983.
23449 (MSN 9311) to RAF as Dakota III FD843.  Crashed near Maungdaw airfield, Burma Jun 21, 1945.
23450 (MSN 9312) to RAF as Dakota III FD844.  Transferred to Indian government Jan 30, 1947
23451 (MSN 9313) to RAF as Dakota III FD845.  Returned to 
USAAF Dec 31, 1946.  To FLC Payne Field Dec 31, 1946.  By 1955 was VH-AFA "Collins"  of Trans
Australian Airlines.  To Nigeria as 5N-AAO.  Maybe this is 42-23951.
23452 (MSN 9314) to RAF as Dakota III FD846.  Crashed on takeoff Chandina, Italy Apr 20, 1944
23453 (MSN 9315) to RAF as Dakota III FD847.  Transferred to Indian government Jan 30, 1947
23454 (MSN 9316) to RAF as Dakota III FD848.  DBR when swung on
takeoff and struck another aircraft, Bari, Italy Mar 10, 1944
23455 (MSN 9317) to RAF as Dakota III FD849.  Returned to
USAAF Nov 27, 1947.  By 1955 was TC-EFE of Devlet Hava Yollari.
23456 (MSN 9318) to RAF as Dakota III FD850.  Flew into hill 4 mi
W of Foggia, Italy during snowstorm Mar 25, 1944
23457 (MSN 9319) to RAF as Dakota III FD851.  Transferred to Indian government Jan 30, 1947.
23458 (MSN 9320) to RAF as Dakota III FD852.  Returned to 
USAAF Sep 26, 1946.  To VT-CGM Bharat AfW "Sarang" Oc t 2, 1946.  Cancelled post 1950
23459 (MSN 9321) to RAF as Dakota III FD853.  Returned to
USAAF Sep 26, 1946.  To EP-AAH Iranian A/W Apr 5, 1947 (by TWA)-- Saudia Arabian Airlines May 1948
23460 (MSN 9322) to RAF as Dakota III FD854.  Returned to USAAF Nov 27, 1947
23461 (MSN 9323) to RAF as Dakota III FD855.  Returned to USAAF Nov 28, 1946
23462 (MSN 9324) to RAF as Dakota III FD856.  Transferred to Indian AF as MA963 Nov 28, 1946
23463 (MSN 9325) to RAF as Dakota III FD857.  Transferred to Indian government Jan 30, 1947.
23464 (MSN 9326) to RAF as Dakota III FD858.  Sold to Indian government Sep 25, 1947.  To VP902 with
Hindustan Aircraft Co Sep 26 1947.  To Pakistan AF Jan 1948.
23465 (MSN 9327) condemned Apr 27, 1945
23466 (MSN 9328) condemned Jan 28, 1947, salvage
23467 (MSN 9329) condemned Sep 21, 1943, salvage
23468 (MSN 9330) condemned Oct 18, 1945, salvage
23469 (MSN 9331) condemned Nov 10, 1944, salvage
23470 (MSN 9332) crashed Jun 2, 1945, Asia.
23471 (MSN 9333) 
23472 (MSN 9334) excessed in Cairo Jul 14, 1945.  Sold to Pan African Air
Charter Ltd and registered as ZS-AVO Apr 19, 1946. Bought by Union of
Burma NW and registered Apr 26, 1950 as XY-ACU.  In 1950 was bought by
Judoslovenski Aero Transport and registered YU-ACD.  Yemen Arab
Air Lines boutht and registered Jun 23, 1969 as 4W-ABI.  Crashed in icing
conditions Sep 16, 1971 at Presevo, Yugoslavia.  All 5 onboard killed.
23473 (MSN 9335) MIA Sep 2, 1944
23474 (MSN 9336) delivered April 05, 1943. May 28, 1943 in Oran 
with the 9th Air Force until April 02, 1948 to France as F-BFGA 
for Aigle-Azur, later Aigle-Azur Extreme-Orient in 1955. Next Sept. 08, 1959 
to Armee del'Air (France) as #23474. June 1961 back as F-RHRA, April 1964 
to F-SDLZ, October 1964 to F-SDMB (these being French AF radio callsigns).
In Nov. 1972 to F-BRGO for Soc Pradier.  Registered May 1976 to Helicopteres 
Buzzichelli (Hemet Blaghac). Became F0OCKH. Then in 1980 registered as F-BVJH to Hemet 
Explorations of Toulouse.  Became EC-530 (a Spanish temporary registration)
July 30, 1990 registered as EC-FAH to Transporte Aero d Mercania (Aero Market Express) 
in Majorca, Spain. Uncontained engine failure immediately after lifting off 
the runway. The aircraft crashed and was destroyed on March 08, 1993 at 
Palma, de Mallorca, 2 fatal crew on this cargo flight
23475 (MSN 9337) to RFC Oct 29, 1945.
23476 (MSN 9338) to Czech AF
23477 (MSN 9339) to France as F-BEFC for Aigle-Azur, next to Svc 
Imperial de Liaisons Aeriennes (Vietnamese Government, also Societe Indochin 
de Liaisons) as F-VNAD, destroyed July 30, 1953 at Hanoi, while being used by 
Svc Imperial de Liaisons Aeriennes.  Crashed Jul 30, 1953, Hanoi, Vietnam
23478 (MSN 9340) by 1955 was TC-ANA of Devlet Hava Yollari.  MTA Havadan Prospeksiyon, Esenboga
23479 (MSN 9341) condemned Oct 31, 1944
23480 (MSN 9342) to Czech AF Jan 23, 1947.  To OK-WDG CSA 1947.  To 23480 with French
AF "FSCDC" GLA 45 Dec 1961 BA 701 "FTEBJ" Oct 1963 - GTLA Feb 1960 "FRAJM" Jun 1966 - French
Navy "FYFLY" Dec 8, 1970 - Noumea, N Caledonia "FYCIB" - N16896 Intl Air Ltd 1973 ntu - A Leconte, 
Noumea 04Jul73 - N77777 Intl Air Ltd Jan75 - N95AC registered but ntu - N23BA Bird & Sons Inc, Oakland,
CA Sep 5, 1975.
23481 (MSN 9343) condemned Jul 18, 1943
23482 (MSN 9344) to Spain Jul 24, 1946 -- EC-AEJ Iberia "46" Apr 13, 1949.  Broken up Nov 1973 Madrid
23483 (MSN 9345) excl Nov 30, 1945
23484 (MSN 9346) excl May 11, 1946
23485 (MSN 9347) condemned Sep 16, 1945.  Might have become VH-ANM (MSN 9071) but records are confused.
23486 (MSN 9348) salvage Feb 2, 1945 San Bernardino, CA
23487 (MSN 9349, 174th TCG) lost Feb 2, 1944, Milne Bay, New Guinea.  MACR 2049
23488 (MSN 9350) delivered Apr 8, 1943 - 5th AF Brisbane "VHCGF" "Ready Willing and Able" May 24, 1943
Tacloban Jul 31, 1946 - VH-AXM MAerobertson Miller A/L "Fltzroy" May 11, 1947 - VH-BXM 
registered Nov 26, 1948 -- VH-MME reregistered Dec 14, 1948 - Crashed Jul 2, 1949 Guildford, WA.
23489 (MSN 9351) salvaged Apr 7, 1945, San Bernardino, CA
23490 (MSN 9352) delivered Apr 7, 1943 - 5th AF May 24, 1943 - returned to US Jun 12, 1944 - TC Sep 1946 - 
Keesler TC as TC-47 Mar 31, 1947 - C-47A Apr 18, 1954 - card ends
23491 (MSN 9353) excl May 14, 1946
23492 (MSN 9354, 316th TCG, 44th TCS) shot down by AAA and crashed into Gulf of Gela at 
Sicily, Italy Jul 10, 1943. 4 KIA.  MACR 769. 
23493 (MSN 9355) to Philippine AF Jun 21, 1946
23494 (MSN 9356) to RFC May 31, 1946
23495/23497 (MSN 9357/9359) to Navy as BuNo 12417/12419
23498 (MSN 9360) DBR Nov 1, 1943
23499 (MSN 9361) details on card illegible
23500 (MSN 9362, 375th TCG, 56th TCS, "Windy City") crashed into
Owen Stanley Mountains, New Guinea Dec 23, 1943.  MACR 2081.  6 killed.
23501 (MSN 9363) FLC Nov 30, 1948.  To Turkish AF Jan 21, 1949 42-6049
23502 (MSN 9364) condemned Oct 31, 1944
23503 (MSN 9365) crashed 4000 feet below summit of Pike's Peak, CO Oct 14, 1947.
3 killed, 4 survived with major injuries.
23504 (MSN 9366) condemned Aug 6, 1944
23505 (MSN 9367) delivered Apr 12, 1943 - Oran May 21, 1943 African Desert May 22, 1943 - 8th AF Feb 17, 1944 - 
9th AF Div Sep 18, 1946 - OK-WCS CSA 1948 - OK-WAB reregistered.
23506 (MSN 9368, 316th TCG, 45th TCS) shot down by friendly AAA fire and crashed 3 mi NW of
Gela, Sicily Jul 11, 1943.  7 KIA.  MACR 768
23507 (MSN 9369) delivered Apr 12, 1943 - Oran May 20, 1943 African Desert Jun 5, 1943 - Oran Jun 29, 1943
- 8th AF Feb 17, 1944 - 9th AF- OK-WBX Svitlet (Bata Shoe) CSA Sep 18 ,1946 - 23507 French AF 
Mar 1, 1960 - GLA 49 Aug 1961 - ELA 56 "FSCOA" May 1964 - CIESS 343 "FSDKF"? Jun 1966 - GAMOM 
50 "FSCIH" Apr 1968 Burundi AF Nov 18, 1969 - 9U-BAB STAB Nov 1969 wfu. OK-WBX Bata to Min. of 
Transport. 9U-BAB still registered to Air Burundi.
23508 (MSN 9370) crashed Oct 15, 1943
23509 (MSN 9371) delivered to USAAF Apr 13, 1943 being assigned to Oran, Algeria, on 29th of May, that same year. 
It served with the US 8th AF from Mar 12, 1944 until Sep 23, 1946. Bought by Czechoslovakian Ministry of 
Defense December 1950.  Registered OK-VAV then D-05 for the Czech Air Force. In 1960 to French Air Force 
as '23509'.  Stayed with French AF until 1973 and used various call signs such as FRAJN, FRAJR and FTEFK.   
In 1973 transferred to Rousseau Aviation and registered F-WSGY.  Apr 13, 1974 reg. N18262 for export and 
ferry to Canada. Apr 13, 1974 registered C-GWIR to R. Caruthers.  Next to Aero Traders Western, 1976 back to 
Caruthers. Purchased by Alberta Northern Airlines Ltd in 1978. They used the DC-3 as an advertising platform 
outfitted with a huge electronic billboard under it's wing. Later in 1978 bought by Alberta Northern Leasing 
and leased by Northwest Territorial Air.  Bought by Buffalo Airways Ltd  Dec 1981. Leased back to Northwest 
Territorial Airways Apr 1982. Returned to Buffalo at a unknown date. Aug 19, 2013 sustained damage in a 
forced landing Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF), Canada. after a stbd engine fire on take-off.
23510 (MSN 9372, 64th TCG) lost May 23, 1944.  MACR 4441
23511 (MSN 9373) To OK-WDH CSA 1947
23512 (MSN 9374) crashed near Red Springs, NC Jun 6, 1943 while trying to land in thunderstorm.  20 killed.
23513 (MSN 9375) MIA Jul 9, 1943
23514 (MSN 9376) condemned Jul 26 1943
23515 (MSN 9377) MIA Jul 15, 1943
23516 (MSN 9378) to civil registry as NC50804 with Kansas City Southern Skyways.  Crashed during icing conditions
near Walshville, Illinois Dec 28, 1946 on cargo flight after both engines failed, possibly due to fuel
exhaustion.  2 killed.
23517 (MSN 9379) to Turkish AF as 42-6061 Mar 1, 1949
23518 (MSN 9380) to WAA Feb 15, 1946 - NC53426 Glen H McNew Coral Gables, FL, Jun 10, 1947
(poss. t/a American Air Express) - cancelled Jun 1, 1948 to C-75 SAM - N3938C H J Korth Aug 3, 1951 -
Wings Inc Aug 18, 1951 - New York Airways Corp Feb 4, 1952 - N66W reregistered May 16, 1952 - 
Inc 310ct 31, 1952 -- Hoover Co Nov 3, 1952 - Reregistered N5V Nov 2, 1952 - Ohio Avn. 0ct 27, 1967 - 
N5144 reregistered Nov 20, 1967 - Jack Adams Feb 19, 1968 - N514X reregistered Aug 12, 1968 -
Radaliffe Inv. Aug 16, 1968 - Keystone Acft Sales Jun 1, 1971 - Mid-American Housing Inc Sep 1, 1971 -
Tradewinds Acft Supply Co Nov 18, 1971 - T C ~ E Realty Inc and Luther and McDuff Jul 11, 1972 -
Rio Airways Inc and Luther & McDuff Nov 6, 1973 - Rio Airways Inc ~ John B McDuff 0ct 10, 1975 - R E
Pockrus Jul 31, 1979 - Master Gerald Inc Sep 7, 1979 - ADA Indust. Bldg Corp. bought 0ct 2, 1979 - 
Reregistered N53ST Apr 4, 1980 - ADA Aircraft Museum Inc, bought May 30, 1984 - later at Liberal Air 
Museum, KS - Birmingham Electric Battery Co, Birmingham, AL bought Dec 3, 1992.
23519 (MSN 9381) excl Jul 14, 1945.  To NC3519 with TWA Apr 24, 1946.  To Saudi Arabian AAV May 1948
23520 (MSN 9382) converted to EC-47N from RC-47N and turned over to Vietnam AF in early 1972.  I also
have MACR 4529, which has this plane as being lost May 2, 1944 with 443rd TCG
23521 (MSN 9383) crashed Oct 24, 1943
23522 (MSN 9384, 60th TCG, 12th TCS) shot down by small arms fire 10 mi S of Catania, Sicily, Italy 
Jul 13, 1943. 4 POW.  MACR 1237. 
23523 (MSN 9385) Div Sep 23, 1946.  To OK-WDZ of CSA in 1947
23524 (MSN 9386) salvaged Oct 28, 1944, Italy
23525 (MSN 9387) to RFC Oct 19, 1945.
23526 (MSN 9388) to RFC Oct 11, 1945.  to C-68 LANSA, Colombia.  Crashed on unknown date
23527 (MSN 9389) delivered Apr 20, 1943 - Oran May43 - 12th - PDC De Kroonduif Jan 19, 1956 - PH-DAC
KLM Jul 1963 - Schreiner Aerocontractors NV Jul 15, 1963 hreiner AfW - KLM Oct 30, 1967 - 00-VDF 
Delta Air), Antwerp Dec 18, 1967 - N6907 Dec 18, 1972 -Tansvaal Corp, Miami, FL Oct 19, 1973 - 
U L Drew t/a Lprivi AfW 1979 - African Air Carriers (Apr 1981).
23530 (MSN 9392) became N68598.  by 1953 was N68588 of Continental Airlines.
By 1954 was N91233 of Allegheny Airlines
23533 (MSN 9395) became N1534V.  By 1955 was CF-GKZ of Maritime Central Airlines, Ltd.
23535 (MSN 9397) by 1954 was PI-C127 of Philippine Air Lines
23537 (MSN 9399) to NEIAF as Q-9

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