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Serial Number Criteria: 43-16230
Description Criteria:
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
43-16133 ... 43-16432 (EXACT MATCH)
Douglas C-47B-1-DL Skytrain
MSN 20599/20898
16133 (MSN 20599) converted to AC-47.  Transferred to Royal Laotian AF Jun 8, 1970.
16134 (MSN 20600) damaged in landing accident Aug 8, 1945 March AB, California.  To N86444 then to Spanish AF
as T.3-36.  On display at Museo del Aire, Cuatro Vientos, Madrid
16135 (MSN 20601) w/o in crash 6 mi Ne of Chanyi, China Apr 9, 1945.
16138 (MSN 20604) w/o Sep 15, 1944, California.  As T-514/CX-BKH of Transporte Aero Militar
Urugayo preserved at Carrasco May 2011.
16140 (MSN 20606) to Philippine AF
16141 (MSN 20607) to civil registry as N54610.  Was on display at Vermont ANG Base, Burlington, VT.
Now on display at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas.
16143 (MSN 20609) crashed in Wildcat Gulch, California in heavy clouds Nov 11, 1944 during flight from
Hamilton Field, San Rafael to Mines Field, Los Angeles.  12 killed, one survived.
16144 (MSN 20610) w/o Mar 4, 1945 in midair collision with 42-24101 3 mi N of Lawrenceville-George AAF.
16144 crashed, killing 2.  24101 landed OK.
16145 (MSN 20611) converted to SC-47D.  W/o near Burns, Wyoming Sep 24, 1955.  7 killed.
16147 (MSN 20613) first as UN16147, then bailed from the USAF to Air America on June 14, 1961 
as '147' (not B-147).  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.  To Thai AF as L2-53/19 in 1976.  SOC Aug 14, 1981.
16148 (MSN 20614) crashed on takeoff Bogota, Colombia Jun 3, 1945.
16149 (MSN 20615) damaged Feb 21, 1946 (grd accident) at Long Beach AAF, Ca
16150 (MSN 20616) damaged in landing accident at Offutt AB, Nebraska Sep 30, 1946
16151 (MSN 20617) crashed into mesa 20 mi SE of Quartzite, AZ Dec 25, 1944 on flight from 
Tucson, AZ to Los Angeles, CA.  All 17 onboard killed.
16152 (MSN 20618) to EP-AAF
16153 (MSN 20619) by 1954 was CP0536 of Lloyd Aero Boliviano SA
16157 (MSN 20623) SC-47B converted to HC-47B-DL in 1962.
16158 (MSN 20624) on civil registry as N8084.
16159 (MSN 20625) converted to AC-47D.  Shot down in South Vietnam May 5 1965.  7 KIA
16160 (MSN 20626) to Philippine civil registry as PI-C490, RP-C490.  WFU at Manila Feb 1984.
16161 (MSN 20627) to N87649
16162 (MSN 20628) to Chile AF May 27, 1947 as FAC-902, reserailled 950
16163 (MSN 20629) to Philippine AF.  To Royal Libyan AF
16164 (MSN 20630) to Vietnam AF
16165 (MSN 20631) to Honduras AF as FAH 314 Jun 1974
16167 (MSN 20633) converted to VC-47B, then to VC-47D
16168 (MSN 20634) w/o Oct 2, 1945 at Washington National Airport due to engine fire.
16170 (MSN 20636) w/o May 20, 1945 at Kalaikunda, India
16174 (MSN 20640) w/o Sep 9, 1944 in takeoff accident at Dinjan, India
16176 (MSN 20642) w/o Aug 29, 1945 in takeoff accident at Luliang, China
16177 (MSN 20643) w/o Sep 21, 1944 at Ledo, India
16178 (MSN 20644)w/o Apr 1, 1945 (Hit by C-87 44-39282 on ground at Kunming)
16180 (MSN 20646) believed w/o in forced landing at Fort Hertz
Field, Burma Jun 16, 1945.
16182 (MSN 20648) w/o Sep 27, 1945 Hsian, China
16183 (MSN 20649) w/o Jul 6, 1944 at Wichita MAP, Kansas
16184 (MSN 20650) w/o Jan 8, 1945 over the Hump
16185 (MSN 20651) w/o Feb 7, 1945 near Chanyi, China
16188 (MSN 20654) w/o Apr 2, 1945 in landing accident at Muse, Burma
16192 (MSN 20658) w/o 23 Jan 1945 (Shot down) North of Namtu, Burma
16195 (MSN 20661) missing Jun 23, 1945, Myitkyina, Burma.  MACR 14685.
16198 (MSN 20664) damaged Feb 7, 1947 in ground accident at Memphis, Tennessee
16199 (MSN 20665) damaged Oct 22, 1946 in crash landing Manila, Philippines
16203 (MSN 20669) by 1955 was F-BELA of Air Maroc
16204 (MSN 20670) w/o Feb 18, 1945 Wau Valley, Papua New Guinea
16205 (MSN 20671) w/o Jan 18, 1945 (ground looped) PNG
16209 (MSN 20675) damaged Sep 21, 1946 in ground accident at Clark Field, Philippines
16211 (MSN 20677) w/o Mar 23, 1946 Banahao Mountains, Philippines.  19 killed.
16213 (MSN 20679) w/o Jun 14, 1946 in landing accident at Kwangju, South Korea.
16215 (MSN 20681) to China as XT-801, to N8421C, to CAT as B-801.
Mar 31, 1959 to Air America.  Jun 1959 sold to US International
Cooperation Agency to be used by Royal Nepal Airlines as 9N-AAC.
Damaged at Katmandu Apr 19, 1964 when ran into a ditch.  Repaired
and sold to Jamair Feb 20, 1965 as VT-DTQ.  In storage at Calcutta
Mar 1977.
16217 (MSN 20683)w/o Mar 5, 1953 (landed short) Cagayande Oroa A/p, Philippines.
16219 (MSN 20685) w/o Dec 30, 1945  reportedly w/o
16220 (MSN 20686) converted to VC-47D
16221 (MSN 20687) w/o Jul 10, 1945 Bagabag, P.I.  (landing)
16222 (MSN 20688) damaged May 4, 1948 Harmon Fd, Guam  (ground accident)
16223 (MSN 20689) w/o Sep 12, 1945  reportedly w/o
16224 (MSN 20690) lost Feb 23, 1945, SW Pacific.  MACR 12627
16227 (MSN 20693) with Indiana Military Museum, Vincennes, Indiana.
16229 (MSN 20695) converted to XCG-17 as a glider named
"Nez Perce", with first flight Jun 17, 1946.  Towed by C-54
from Philippines via Okinawa to Tachikawa AB, Japan.  Engines
were later reinstalled in Jun 1946.  WFU Dec 19, 1946.
16230 (MSN 20696, 374th TCG) lost Jun 22, 1945, New Guinea.  MACR 14666
16232 (MSN 20698) converted to VC-47D.  Active in 1980 as N101CA with Coker Airfreight. Registered on Oct 8, 1987 
as N301SF to B J Skyfreight Inc, McAllen Texas until July 30, 2013.  Reportedly current as XA-REH.
16233 (MSN 20699) delivered to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC)
under Lend-Lease Aug 18, 1944
16234 (MSN 20700) delivered to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC)
under Lend-Lease Aug/Sep 1944.
16235 (MSN 20701)  delivered to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC)
under Lend-Lease Aug 18, 1944
16236 (MSN 20702)  delivered to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC)
under Lend-Lease late 1944
16239 (MSN 20705) USAAF to CNRRA Jan 4, 1947 as “239” named: “Taiyuan” and re-serialled Jun 1948(?) 
to XT-T502. Re-serialled to XT-805 & W/O Nov 8, 1949
16241 (MSN 20707) w/o Mar 11, 1945 Angeles City-Clark Fd, Philippines. (bombed on ground)
16243 (MSN 20709)  w/o Jan 31, 1946 reportedly w/o
16245 (MSN 20711)  w/o Sep 16, 1949 Mitchel AFB, NY  (landing)
16246 (MSN 20712) converted to VC-47D
16248 (MSN 20714) w/o May 27, 1945, Mayaguana Isle, BWI
16249 (MSN 20715) missing Jan 11, 1952 during night instrument training
flight from Eielson AFB, Alaska.  Wreck not found until summer 1952.
Crew had bailed out but died of exposure.
16250 (MSN 20716) damaged Dec 19, 1945 at Ft Dix, NJ (ground accident)
16251 (MSN 20717)  damaged Aug 14, 1945 Mills Fd, Ga  (grd accident)
16252 (MSN 20718)  w/o Feb 22, 1954 crash 35 miles ENE of Narsarsuaq, Greenland
16253 (MSN 20719) by 1954 was PP-YPC of S. A. Transportes Aeros REAL
16254 (MSN 20720) to Cambodia AF Aug 14, 1970. crashed in Cambodia 
Jun 1974 and destroyed.
16255 (MSN 20721) to Spanish AF as T.3-34.  To G-BLFK Mar 1984 with Aces High Limited of Fairoaks, Surrey, England
and cancelled Aug 12, 1985 to become N952CA.  Registerd as C-GJDM Nov 27, 1986 but cancelled Aug 25, 1993.
Airframe stored Apr 2009 at Peterborough Airport, Ontario, Canada
16256 (MSN 20722) 2150RES crashed into mountain in Coahuila, Mexico, 75M SW of Del Rio, TX
in bad weather Feb 28, 1949 during flight from Hamilton AFB to Randolph AFB
16259 (MSN 20725) sold to Indian Government Apr 15, 1946
16260 (MSN 20726) sold to Indian Government Apr 10, 1946
16261 (MSN 20727) lost Nov 27, 1945, South Pacific.
16263 (MSN 20729) to NC15709
16265 (MSN 20731)  to N8082, Basler Turbo conversion
16266 (MSN 20732) to Guatemala AF as 535.  Still active in 1997.
16267 (MSN 20733) w/o Mar 21, 1948 crash 11 miles NE of Woodland, W due to engine failure 8 lost
16268 (MSN 20734) Damaged Jun 17, 1946 in landing accident Orly, France
16270 (MSN 20736) w/o Sep 14, 1953 reportedly w/o
16271 (MSN 20737) registered as HB-IRK Sep 10, 1947 (the first use of HB-IRK was 43-48461).  Crashed into Bodensee 
4 mi N of Arbon Jun 18, 1957 during training flight.  9 occupants killed.
16275 (MSN 20741) to Belgian AF as K2, loaned to Belgian congo Police force as KP2 (call sign OT-CWB). 
Force landing near Kolwezi spe 31, 1953 due to lack of fuel.  Remained unrepaired for economic reasons.
Used for ground training of paratroopers at Kolwezi.
16276 (MSN 20742) w/o Aug 22, 1946 in crash 10 mi W of Garmisch, West Germany
16277 (MSN 20743) to NC-47D with US Army Missile Command.  Now with US civil registry
as N236GB
16279 (MSN 20745) to El Salvador AF as 114 Jul 1974. 
16281 (MSN 20747) to HB-IRK (Swissair)  w/o 18 Jun 1957 crash on training flight off Romanshorn  9 lost
16282 (MSN 20748) w/o Aug 28, 1967 reportedly w/o
16283 (MSN 20749) converted to VC-47D.  On civil registry as N87629.
16284 (MSN 20750) To YV-ZAP TACA, to N1848M, to Chile AF “960” Nov 3, 1953 & W/O Jan 18, 1974
16287 (MSN 20753) w/o Jan 16, 1951 at Goose Bay, Newfoundland
16290 (MSN 20756) w/o Mar 14, 1945 Angles City-Clark Fd, Philippines. (bomb on ground)
16292 (MSN 20758)  w/o Oct 10, 1945 reportedly w/o
16297 (MSN 20763) to VH-CHB, then became VR-HDJ. By 1955 was VR-SCC of
Malayan Airways Ltd.  To VR-OAJ in Hong Kong, 9M-ANF, 9V-BAM, XW-PFN and XW-TDK.
VR-O was the registration prefix for Sabah/North Borneo, the part which later became Malaysia
16298 (MSN 20764) to Thai AF as L2-9/96.  SOC May 1988
16300 (MSN 20766) w/o Mar 6, 1945, reportedly w/o
16301 (MSN 20767) to Swiftair, Philippines as PI-C147, later RP-C147
16303 (MSN 20769) to Philippine civil registry as PI-C103, RP-C103.  WFU at Manila Feb 1984.
16308 (MSN 20774) damaged Jul 5, 1946 Tacoblan, Philippines in takeoff accident
16310 (MSN 20776) to Philippine AF.  To PI-C58
16311 (MSN 20777)
16320 (MSN 20786) in midair collision with 43-15483 Apr 25, 1945 4 mi SW of Angeles, Luzon, Phillippines.
16322 (MSN 20788) crashed on landing at Kerowagi.  Date?
16324 (MSN 20790) to Philippine AF
16325 (MSN 20791) w/o Nov 7, 1944 Morotai Island, Indonesia
16326 (MSN 20792) to Lalasia Singapore Airways Mar 1947 as VR-SCB.
Bought by Jamair as VT-CQL Dec 1947.  Aug 1953 to Indian AF
as BJ973
16328 (MSN 20794) to French AF.  To Thai AF in 1951.  To VH-HFR after
having run off runway into sea at Hong Kong.  To B-245 Oct 1, 1963.  To US civil registry as N85AC Apr 10, 1974.
16332 (374th TCG) lost Nov 25, 1945, SW Pacific
16335 (MSN 20801) w/o Nov 2, 1945, reportedly w/o
16337 (MSN 20803)  delivered to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC)
under Lend-Lease Aug 16, 1944
16338 (MSN 20804)  delivered to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC)
under Lend-Lease Aug 13, 1944
16339 (MSN 20805/DL4192) transferred to Chinese government (CAA-MOC, Chungking) under Lend-Lease Aug 16, 1944, 
leased to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC).  W/o Oct 7, 1944 in accident (20 mi W of Sdadiya)
leaving Dinjan, China enroute to Suifu when a violent thunderstorm tore the wing off the plane.  All 3
crew killed. 
16340 (MSN 20806/DL4193) transferred to Chinese government (CAA-MOC, Chungking) under Lend Lease and delivered Jul 31, 1944.
Leased to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) CNAC #100.  Turned over by CNAC to CAT on Nov 23, 1949, 
Initially 15 Feb. 1950 reg. N8350C, (number indicates ex CNAC) later renumbered XT-20 - C.L. Chennault and W. Willaur registered 
December 1949.  In 1950's converted 27 May 1953 by Grand Central Aircraft Co. in Glendale, CA along the way it was registered N37800. 
Then to S.A. Tampos and G. Nash (Viewmaster windows) 22nd June 1959, then to A. Tampos, Nashua NH July 1969 - Tiburzi Tours 
Inc April 1971 - Club Passport Inc, Pompano Beach FL May 1971 - Air Nashua Corp, Nashua NH (1975) - to Johnson and Johnson 
Co. as N800J, then International Shoe Machine Inc, reg. 06 July 1978 as N8009 based in Nashua, NH. further along the way San 
Francisco Fairmont Hotel, fitted out with a deluxe interior as well as a weather radar, hence the peculiar nose. Then N877MG registered 
on 24 Jan. 1996 for Victoria Forest and Scout LLC (San Francisco,CA) and it was later, on 04 Aug. 1996, reregistered to John T. 
Sessions Historic Aircraft Foundation of Seattle,WA. to whom it is still registered. Currently (2013) registered as N877MG used as both 
a display and an active flying aircraft for the HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION of Seattle, WA. (Snohomish County Airport 
{KPAE, also known as Paine Field} in Everett, Washington).  The FAA has inadvertently registered the aircraft as serial 
No. 4193, and accordingly some one has fashioned a data plate using this wrong information - the Douglas 
production list does not have this serial number, it is as a part of a series skipped. Causes much misleading information.
16342 (MSN 20808) w/o Aug 31, 1944, reportedly w/o
16343 (MSN 20809) lost Nov 27, 1944. MACR 12602
16345 (MSN 20811) to Philippine civil regiatry as PI-C99, PI-C138, RP-C138.  W/o Davao, Manilia Oct 31, 1984.
16347 (MSN 20813) to civil registry as NC47780.  To Frontier Airlines as N4946V in 1957.  To 
Air Service Co (Iran) in 1961 as EP-AEO.  Ultimate fate uncertain.
16350 (MSN 20816) w/o Sep 28, 1945 Missing between Liangshan & Peishiyi, China
16351 (MSN 20817) damaged in takeoff accident Jun 14,1 945 Myitkyina, Burma
16352 (MSN 20818) w/o Apr 6, 1945 Dinjan, India
16354 (MSN 20820)  w/o Apr 6, 1945 Mu-se, Burma  (landing)
16356 (MSN 20822)  w/o May 22, 1945 crash West of Nanhua, China
16357 (MSN 20823) to Belgian AF K16 (call sign OT-CWG).  WFU in 1972
16358 (MSN 20824) w/o  Apr 6, 1945 reportedly w/o
16360 (MSN 20826) w/o Apr 8, 19456 Hei Cho Mountain, China
16364 (MSN 20830) to N103BL
16366 (MSN 20832) w/o Jan 8, 1945 St Joseph-Rosencrans AAF, Missouri
16367 (MSN 20833) converted to SC-47B
16368 (MSN 20834) converted to AC-47D.  Later to South Vietnam AF.
16369 (MSN 20835).  Converted to C-47D in 1954 by removal of high altitude blowers.  In 1966
registered N2805J with USAF as personal transport for US Air Attache.  In 1971 to USDA.
In Feb 1980 to World Aircraft Museum, Calhou, Georgia based at Mercer Air Museum.  In 1998 to
Dodson International Air, in Aug 2000 to American Flight Museum, Topeka, Kansas.
Now with EAA Warbirds of America as N2805J, painted as 43-770.
16370 (MSN 20836) damaged Jan 20, 1948 Westover AFB, MA  (ground accident)
16372 (MSN 20838)  to N562R
16373 (MSN 20839) to Honduras AF as FAH313 Oct 1974.  Crashed Dec 28, 1981
on takeoff from Puerto Lempira airfield.  3 crew killed.
16374 (MSN 20840) crashed Nov 28, 1945 while on night approach to
McClellan Field, CA and was destroyed.  Most of the passengers
killed were soldiers enroute to being discharged.
16376 (MSN 20842) transferred to US Navy as BuNo 150188 when control of MATS activities in Iceland
was handed over to USN Jul 1961.
16377 (MSN 20843) damaged Jan 4, 1946 Newark AAF, NJ  (ground accident)
16378 (MSN 20844) w/o Dec 18, 1946 in crash due to engine failure 2 mi N of Farrara, Italy 
16379 (MSN 20845) converted to AC-47D.  To Fuerza Aerea Dominica as 3407
16381 (MSN 20847) in service in 1972 with Chilean AF as 972.  Later on US civil registry as N2782N
16383 (MSN 20849) struck high ground in poor weather May 12, 1945.  3 killed.
16384 (MSN 20850) to N1682
16386 (MSN 20852) w/o Oct 5, 1949 Mt Mitchell, NC  9 lost (on a flight from Bolling AAF, DC to Brookley AAF, AL)
16387 (MSN 20853) w/o Jan 14, 1945 Gore Field, Montana
16388 (MSN 20854) damaged in landing accident Dec 1, 1944 at Membury, UK
16389 (MSN 20855) On May 9th, 1945 the crew of 43-16389 of the 75th T.C.S., 435th T.C. Gp, 53rd T.C. Wing 
forced down literally, at pistol point, a Luftwaffe 12 seat transport. Later the same day they 'captured' 
and forced to surrender and land, a formation of 5 STUKAS with the same tactic of pulling along side and 
poking COLT 1911's and THOMPSON Machine Guns out the door and windows.
The aircraft was given the name 'STUKA CHASER' by the crew and had 6 white swastikas painted on the nose 
along with the name in white
16390 (MSN 20856) to F-RAZP. 
16391 (MSN 20857) to Paraguayan AF as T-57 in 1967, reserialled FAP-2024 in 1980.
16392 (MSN 20858) on civil registry as N12046.
16394 (MSN 20860) w/o Feb 11, 1945 in crash 5 mi NE of Tangmere, UK.  7 killed.
16395 (MSN 20861) to Libya, later to Turkish AF as 395 in 1974.  Made
forced landing on Erkilet runway due to engine failure Jun 30, 1986.
16396 (MSN 20862) w/o Apr 27, 1949 crash 600 miles W off Stephensville, Newfoundland.  Engine failure-ditched- crew survived
16397 (MSN 20863) w/o Jan 28, 1951 in takeoff accident at Taegu, South Korea.
16398 (MSN 20864) to Belgian AF KP4 (call sign OT-CMB), broken up
in mid 1976.
16399 (MSN 20865) on civil register as N780T.  Service with Air France as F-BEIF and in 1976 with Air Iter Haiti as
HH-CND
16401 (MSN 20867)  delivered to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC)
under Lend-Lease Sep 19, 1944
16402 (MSN 20868)  delivered to Chinese National Aviation Corporation (CNAC)
under Lend-Lease Sep 24, 1944
16403 (MSN 20869) transferred to China Sep 20, 1944.
16404 (MSN 20870) delivered to China under Lend-Lease Sep 16, 1944.
16405 (MSN 20871) damaged in taxi accident Mar 17, 1945, Naples, Italy
16406 (MSN 20872) damaged Oct 8, 1946 Orly Field, Paris  (ground accident)
16407 (MSN 20873) w/o when hit high grounds near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin Nov 25, 1944.  4 killed.
16409 (MSN 20875) became N8059DP; converted to Basler BT-67 (Basler conversion no 2). 
Became N607W, then to Colombian National Police as PNC213
16410 (MSN 20876) To L'Armée de L'Air (French Air Force) Mar 1946 reg 316410 radio call sign F-RAXO, for service in French Indo China. 
Next call sign now F-SDLR, F-RAXU, F-RASF then with F-SCJA, Nov 2, 1965 w/o (DBR) when it crashed near the village 
of Obock, Djibouti.
16411 (MSN 20877) damaged in takeoff accident Feb 9, 1956 Cheyenne AP, Wyoming.
16413 (MSN 20879) to Belgian AF K5 (call sign OT-CNA) then to 
Netherlands AF X-2
16414 (MSN 20880) w/o Oct 16, 1944 El Fasher A/p, Sudan  (landing)
16416  (MSN 20882) damaged 1 Sep 1, 1945 Kunming, China  (grd accident)
16418 (MSN 20884) to Belgian AF KP6 (call sign OT-CNC).  W/o Jun 9, 1957
16420 (MSN 20886) to NC67125
16421 (MSN 20887) w/o Jan 28, 1946 at sea-Pacific??
16422 (MSN 20888)  w/o Sep 29, 1945 crash 47 miles S of Hsian, China
16425 (MSN 20891) to N8333C
16428 (MSN 20894) transferred to Central Air Transport Corporation.  Listed as sold May 31, 1946.

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