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Serial Number Criteria: 43-15488
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
43-15433 ... 43-15632 (EXACT MATCH)
Douglas C-47A-85-DL Skytrain
MSN 19899/20098
15434 (MSN 19900) w/o Apr 5, 1945 Pitu-morotai A/p (hit by truck)
15435 (MSN 19901)  w/o Mar 11, 1945 Angeles City-Clark Fd, Philipines. (blown up by undercover Japanese)      
15436 (MSN 19902) to NEIAF as Q-4
15438 (MSN 19904) To PI-C24, became VR-HDI in Hong Kong.  By 1955 was VH-AAU of
Queensland Airlines Pty Ltd.  To B-247
15443 (MSN 19909) w/o Sep 23, 1944 in taxi accident at Kalaikunda, India 
15447 (317th TCG) lost Jun 17, 1945, SW Pacific.  MACR 14659
15450 (MSN 19916) to Philippine AF
15454 (MSN 19920) to VH-CDL.  To XY-ABZ.  To Burmese AF
15457 (MSN 19923) w/o Dec 11, 1944 at Kercwagi, Papua New Guinea.
15458 (MSN 19924) destroyed on ground at Clark Field, Philippines by enemy attack Mar 11, 1945.
15462 (MSN 19928) delivered to China under Lend-Lease May 1944
15463 (MSN 19929) intended for China under Lend-Lease but crashed
5 mi N of Miami May 14, 1944 during delivery flight.
15466 (MSN 19932) to PI-C54 May 13, 1946, to XT-543, to civil registry as VR-HEX, to N8399C Jan 13, 950,
then to Air America as B-809, W/o Oct 20, 1954 in Gulf of Siam
15468 (MSN 19934) SOC in Philippines Nov 29, 1946.  Sold to Zinc
Corporation, on Australian Registry as VH-BHE.  Operated by Silver
City Airways Ltd and used for aerial survey flights to locate
mineral resources.  Sold to Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology
and Geophysics Division.  Reregistered as VH-BUR Dec 27, 1950.
Registered to Airlines of NSW May 3, 1960.  Operated for NSW 
Department of Lands Aerial Survey Unit.  WFU Sep 1960 and 
stored at Sydney Airport.  Sold to Baldon Pty Ltd of Sydney
Jan 15, 1966.  Cancelled from Australian registry Jan 15, 1966.
Sold to Jetair Australia Jul 19, 1969.  Returned to Australian
registry as VH-BUR Nov 4, 1969.  Named "Joseph Stewart".
WFU and stored at Sydney when Jetair ceased operations.  To Royal
Nepal Airline Corp as 9N-AAY Mar 12, 1971.  WFU Aug 30, 1971.
Scrapped shortly thereafter.
15473 (MSN 19939) crashed after takeoff from Archerfield QLD Aug 11, 1944.
15480 (MSN 19946) to Philippine AF
15483 (MSN 19949) delivered Mar 30, 1943.  To 5th AF Brisbane 12st TCS Apr 26, 1944.  To 39th TCS May 1944.
In midair collision with 43-16320 Apr 25, 1945 4 mi SW of Algeles, Luzon, Phillippines.
15484 (MSN 19950) by 1955 was VH-MMK of MacRobertson Miller
Aviation Co. Ltd.  Now on civil registry as N86AC.
15485 (MSN 19951) to VH-ING Dec 15, 1945 with ANA.  Broken up May 3, 1970 at Essendon.
15488 (MSN 19954) destroyed on ground at Clark Field, Philippines Mar 11, 1945 by enemy attack.
15491 (MSN 19957) MIA Sep 17, 1944, Arnhem
15493 (MSN 19959) lost Mar 24, 1945.  MACR 13388
15495 (MSN 19961) to Colonial Airlines as NC86547 and converted into a DC-3C
on May 3, 1946 after an accident.  Restored to C-47A when
bought by Aeroposta Argentina Aug 11, 1947 as LV-AET.
Immediately transferred to Aerolineas Argentinas name 'Mapuche'.
After being damaged in an accident at Rio Gallegos Sep 4, 1959, it
was deregistered then transferred to LADE (Lineas Aereas
del Estado, FAA) as T-21 later TC-21, later T-89.  Donated
to Museo Aeroespacial de Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) Apr 28, 1992.
15498 (MSN 19964, 37th TCS, 316th TCG) lost Groesbeek, Holland Sep 18, 1944.  MACR 10136
Crew 1 Rtd, 3 ??.
15499 (MSN 19965) as TA-05 on display at Museo Nacional de Aeronautica, Moron, Buenos Aires, Argentina
15500 (MSN 19966) lost Dec 3, 1944.  MACR 10533
15501 (MSN 19967) with 81st TCS, 436th TCG in 1944, used in D-Day airdrop.
15502 (MSN 19968) w/o Apr 24, 1945 in landing accident at Bayreuth, Germany
15506 (MSN 19972) by 1954 was PP-VCH of S.A. Empresa de Viacao
Aerea Rio-Grandense
15507 (MSN 19973) to Turkish AF as 6044.
15509 (MSN 19975) operated by 87th TCS.  To SAS as SE-BBH "Vraken" (later "Helge Viking"), 
then to N9985F, then N51V, then to Spanish
AF as T.3-29, then to Aces High as G-BHUB and used for several films.
Now at American Air Museum, Duxford, UK painted in USAAF colors.  Film
identities included G-AGIV, FD988 and KG418.
15510 (MSN 19976) delivered to USAAF Oct 23, 1943.  After the end of the war it was assigned to
Germany with the 61st, 12th, and 60th Troop Carrier Groups and the 7290th Air Base Group (also
flying the Berlin Airlift).  Given to Turkey in Jan 1949, returned to USAF in 1970.
On Jun 9, 1973, it was dedicaed at a base open house attended by Mrs Donald Hurlburt, widow of
1st Lt Donald Hurlburt, for whom the base is named.  In 1987 preserved at Hurlburt Field Memorial
Air Park, Florida painted as '43010', although nominally on charge of USAFM
15511 (MSN 19977) to French AF.  To Thai AF in 1959.  SOC by Aug 14, 1981.  
Allocated to Lopburi special Warfare Center for display.
15512 (MSN 19978) by 1954 was N62376 of West Coast Air Lines.
Is registered as NC62376 with Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum collection, McMinnville, OR.
15515 (MSN 19981) w/o May 5, 1944 in takeoff accident at Aguadilla-Borinquen AP, Puerto Rico.
15516 (MSN 19982) w/o in takeoff accident Dec 13, 1944 at Welford, UK
15517 (MSN 19983) became NC62386
15522 (MSN 19988) by 1955 was VT-CYN of Indian Airlines Corp.
15523 (MSN 19989) w/o Jan 25, 1945 at Nashville Metro Airport, Tennessee
15524 (MSN 19990) SC-47A converted to VC-47A-DL
15525 (MSN 19991) to N88HA, to N94486 Sep 25, 1956
15526 (MSN 19992) to N58SH
15527 (MSN 19993) struck off USAF charge on Mar 13, 1975 on transfer to another agency. Damaged beyond repair at
Limasol, Cyprus on Jan 9, 1975 and broken up in Aug 1977.
15528 (MSN 19994) w/o in crash Dec 29, 1944 10 mi N of NAS Adak, Alaska
15530 (MSN 19996) to Arizona Airways as N57985..\  Then to Frontier Airlines.
To Air Manila as PI-C862.  To RP-C862 and derelict at Zamboanga City, Philippines Feb 2002.
15531 (MSN 19997) to LV-XFT, T-23 Argentine AF.
15532 (MSN 19998) to N200TA
15533 (MSN 19999) to N437GB
15534 (MSN 20000) became SE-BBI "Gjuson" (later renamed "Ivar
Viking") of ABA.  Sold to French owner in 1950.
15535 (MSN 20001) to SE-BBK "Tjadenn" (later renamed "Loke
Viking"), F-VNAC, F-OASQ, F-BHKV
15536 (MSN 20002) became NC50322, then N49V, then to Spanish AF as T.3-27 (unit codes 901-7 and 745-27)
then G-BGCG Nov 20, 1970, then to N5595T.  British registration was
cancelled Apr 3, 1989.  Noted Aug 2000 stored at Hatch, England.
15537 (MSN 20003) SC-47A converted to VC-47A-DL in 1962
15538 (MSN 20004)
15539 (MSN 20005) 
15540 (MSN 20006)
15541 (MSN 20007)
15542 (MSN 20008) to N6897D
15543 (MSN 20009) converted to C-47E.  To Peruvian Air Force as FAP-356. W/o Arequipa, 
Peru Mar 18, 1983.
15544 (MSN 20010) w/o May 20, 1960.
15545 (MSN 20011) to L'Armée de L'Air (French Air Force) reg 315545 radio call sign F-RASJ, for service in French Indo China. 
Next call sign now F-SEYD, Apr 5, 1961 w/o (DBR) at Blida, Algeria.
15546 (MSN 20012) to Air France as F-BAXK.  Jun 1950 to Aero Portuguesa as
CS-ADB.  Apr 1953 to Air Liban as OD-ABQ. To Kasturi and Sons in India
as VT-DTS.  Next to National Remote Sensing Agency, India, again as 
VT-DTS.  Presently preserved at Hyderabad-Nadirgul (Flytech Aviation
Academy)
15547 (MSN 20013) w/o Jun 11, 1944 in crash 5 mi NW of Corning, Iowa 
15548 (MSN 20014) w/o Jan 13, 1945 at Dayton Wright AB, Ohio in ground collision. 
15549 (MSN 20015) w/o Oct 12, 1944, Illinois
15550 (MSN 20016) to civil registry with FAA as N162 in 1962.  In 1964 to Somali Airlines
as 60-S-AAB, reregistered 60-SAB May 1964, then as N925 Oct 1970 and to
Pyramid Airlines Charter Services Mar 1981. Reregistered as N512GL Apr 1986,
to Basler and Basler in Oshkosh Mar987.  SOC Mar 3, 1990 as "parted out".  Nose sold to Pall
Mall Clothing Co. in Holland to be used for display purposes.  Nose for
restoration Jun 2006.  
15551 (MSN 20017) to NC52935, registered N52935 to George T. Baker Aviation School Oct 12, 1979, cancelled
Aug 30, 1994.  Noted at George T. Baker Aviation School, Miami, Florida 1979/1986
15552 (MSN 20018) w/o Jul 29, 1944 Louisville-Bowman Field, Kentucky 
15553 (MSN 20019) to Norwegian AF, then to civil registry as LN-IAT.  To Royal Danish AF
as 68-682 Oct 1953, then K-682.  To civil registry as OY-BPB Feb 1985.
15555 (MSN 20021) 
15556 (MSN 20022) to Chile AF as FAC-689, then FAC-1121
15557 (MSN 20023) w/o Mar 28, 1950 in crash 6 mi SW of Roswell AB, New Mexico due to engine failure.
15558 (MSN 20024) 
15559 (MSN 20025) bailed from USAF to Air American as 559 Jul 1966.  Numerous accidents, 
incidents over the years all repaired.  Returned to the USAF June 30, 1975, after 
escaping from Saigon on April 29, 1975 and landing in Bangkok, Thailand. Declared
surplus by the USAF as of May 1975. Given to the Royal Thai Air Force as '559'. Stored at 
Lopburi AFB in May 1989.  Noted preserved there in January 1999.
15560 (MSN 20026) w/o Jul 16, 1944 in Indiana
15563 (MSN 20029) w/o Jul 20, 1944 in Indiana
15565 (MSN 20031) as 530 BT-67 conversion in Guatemala.  Converted to turboprop
power as Basler BT-67 (conversion no. 25) and with Guatemala AF as TG-FAG-6
15571 (MSN 20037) to YV-C-AMD LAV to N34MS. W/o May 10, 1970.
15574 (MSN 20040) SC-47A converted to VC-47A-DL in 1962.
15575 (MSN 20041) to NEIAF as DT-971, callsign VH-REY.  To KLM in 1947 as PK-REY.
Crashed in January 1974 at Broome, Western Australia..  Broome Shire local 
authority purchased it from Garuda, and then repaired and opened as a tourist bureau 
during August 1976, registered as VN-BME and named “RMA Broome.”  It ceased operating 
as a tourist bureau on Nov 19, 1981 and began operating as an aviation museum about 
Western Australian aviation. Purchased ca.1989 by The Aviation Museum, Bullcreek Drive, Perth.  
Latest information found on the internet is that the plane became PK-GDC some time later, 
and "was sold to Peter Hanbury of Armadale, W.A. on 23APR03. During May 2003 the aircraft was 
dismantled and trucked to the property of Jeff Green at Armadale, W.A.  It is reported
that the owner is intending to convert the aircraft into a studio."
15576 (MSN 20042) struck of charge at Sembach Air Base, Germany on Sep 1964 for spares recovery
15579 (MSN 20045) converted to VC-47A.  Served with the California ANG beginning in September 
1954 and used by the Governor with the name “Grizzly.”  Over the years it was borrowed to 
ferry 144th ADW pilots to Hamilton AFB, as well as flying all the California governors 
and other VIPs around California.  It was also used as a flying command post during floods 
and similar emergencies, and was equipped with communications for the governor’s office 
and state police. It was also on loan to the USMC during March 1971.  The plane was retired 
in March 1973 and placed on static display at the ANG base five miles northeast of Fresno.
In 1987 was preserved at Hurlburt Field, FL painted as '43010', although nominally on charge of 
USAFM.  Now on display at March Field Museum, California.
15580 (MSN 20046) to Guatemelan AF as 520
15581 (MSN 20047) to Air France as F-BAXL.  Crashed near Beauvais, France
Mar 18, 1955 after it hit high-tension wires.  9 killed.
15582 (MSN 20048) to Brazilian AF as FAB 2040. W/o Feb 27, 1948 at Arnajas, Brazil
15583 (MSN 20049) involved in an in-flight abort of some sort Jun 15, 1950 while assigned to
Brooks AFB, TXin accident in Vietnam Jul 17, 1970 with one fatality.  
15584 (MSN 20050) converted to AC-47D.  Later to Philippine AF as 315584.  To Philippine civil registry as RP-C??
15585 (MSN 20051) was registered as NC65393 to private individual prior to 1953.  In 1953 
it went to Trans-Pacific Airlines.  On 4 March 1961 it was delivered as ZK-BYF to 
Airland (NZ) Limited, and registered to them Dec 4, 1961.  Later registered to Fieldair on 
Feb 20, 1978 and used as a top-dressing aircraft. WFU Jan 19, 1981 and went on static display 
in RAF D-Day scheme at Silverstream Aeronautical Society Museum, Wellington, NZ.  Now at 
Gisborne Museum, Gisborne, NZ painted as Royal New Zealand Air Force, NZ3457.
15586 (MSN 20052) to Philippine AF
15587 (MSN 20053) to French AF.  To Thai AF as L2-18/00.  Reported missing,
date unknown.  SOC Nov 10, 1966.
15589 (MSN 20055) to Brazilian AF as FAB 2059.  To civil registry 
with Rondonia Industria y Comercio (RICO Taxi Aereo) as PT-LBL.
Currently listed as stored in Miami at Opa Locka, FL
15591 (MSN 20057) to Peruvian Air Force as FAP-486. Renumbered FAP-303. Transferred to 
SATCO as OB-XAG-540 and later to Aero Peru as OB-R-540.
15594 (MSN 20060) crashed Jun 29, 1955, Sitkinak Island, Alaska.  10 killed.
15595 (MSN 20061) w/o Apr 13, 1944 at Los Angeles International Airport.
15596 (MSN 20062) to Arizona Airways as N64910.
15597 (MSN 20063) by 1953 was N63107 of Southwest Airways
15598 (MSN 20064) w/o Aug 12, 1944 in takeoff accident at Memphis, Tennessee
15599 (MSN 20065) crashed on a lake shore in Canada around 1950.
Don't have the exact location or date.
15601 (MSN 20066) w/o in crash landing at Bellevue-Offutt AB, Nebraska Jun 17, 1951
15601 (MSN 20067) to Philippine AF
15602 (MSN 20068)
15603 (MSN 20069) converted to EC-47N from RC-47N.  To MAP Nov 6, 1972.
15604 (MSN 20070) to Philippine AF
15606 (MSN 20072) To EC-AQH with TASSA - Trabajos Aéreos del Sahara, SA and crashed on Jun 21, 1964
15607 (MSN 20073) w/o Jul 26, 1944 in crash 3 mi S of Sedalia, Missouri
15608 (MSN 20074) to Brazilian AF as FAB 2060.  W/o Mar 1, 1959, 
Aragarcas Mountain, GO, Brazil.
15609 (MSN 20075) with 61st TCG, 14th TCS lost E of Uden, Netherlands Sep 23, 1944.  MACR 10250
15610 (MSN 20076) damaged in ground accident Jul 13,1 944 at Pope AB, North Carolina
15611 (MSN 20077) on civil registry as N61722.
15612 (MSN 20078) with 315th TCG, 310th TCS lost Reek near Oss, Netherlands Sep 21, 1944.  MACR 10264.
15616 (MSN 20082) became N6898D and converted to Basler BT-67 (conversion no. 32) and 
now with Royal Thai AF as RTAF882.
15617 (MSN 20083) to Colonial Airlines as NC86591, to Aerolineas
Argentinas as LV-AGE.  W/o Jun 3, 1951 when it was flying a
regular route over a Patagonic rout carrying 15 passengers
and 4 crew.  Accident was during landing at Puerto Deseado,
Santa Cruz, AR.  Plane seriously damaged and the fire was
controlled.
15618 (MSN 20084) lost Mar 24, 1945.  MACR 13434
15619 (MSN 20085) converted to EC-47Q. Service with 36th Tactical Fighter Wing at Bitburg Air Base, Germany in 1967 
and named “Phantom’s Mother”. To MASDC on Sep 26, 1969.
15620 (MSN 20086) on display at Minnesota ANG Museum, Minneapolis-St Paul
15622 (MSN 20088) damaged in ground accident at Aldermaston, UK Feb 27, 1945
15623 (MSN 20089) on display at Airborne and Special Forces Museum
in Fayetteville, NC.
15624 (MSN 20090) damaged in ground accident May 16, 1944 at Memphis AP, Tennessee
15625 (MSN 20091) delivered to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC)
under Lend-Lease May/Jun 1944.  Missing during flight from
Kunming to Tingjiang Nov 30, 1945.
15627 (MSN 20093) damaged in landing accident at Silverstone, UK Apr 22, 1944
15628 (MSN 20094) w/o in landing accident Apr 16, 1945, Gotha, Germany
15629 (MSN 20095) with 434th TCG, 72nd TCS lost N of Boxtel, Netherlands Sep 18, 1944.  MACR 10174.
15632 (MSN 20098) loat Jun 7, 1944.  MACR 5712

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