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Serial Number Criteria: 44-78490
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44-78345 ... 44-78544 (EXACT MATCH)
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
MSN 22168/22367.  These MSNs were quoted by Air Britain, originally assigned to Curtiss-built P-47Gs 
42-25274/29466, but these aircraft were cancelled from Curtiss and re-ordered from Republic as P-47Ds.  
MSNs quoted by Curtiss Aircraft are 33471/33940 and follow on from previous block.
78349 (MSN 22172) to 51-1111 Japan Air Self Defence Force, delivered May 4, 1955.  Returned to US DoD
Sep 27, 1972.  WFU and stored at Miho AB. 
78352 (374th TCG, MSN 22175) lost Aug 31, 1945, SW Pacific.
W/o Sep 26, 1945
78361 (MSN 22184) crashed and w/o Sep 16, 1945
78372 (MSN 22195) to 51-1123 Japan Air Self Defence Force Nov 15, 1955.  Returned to US DoD Sep 27, 1972.  
WFU and stored at Miho AB.
78373 (437th TCW, 86th TCS, MSN 22196) engine caught fire, belly-landed at Tachikawa AB, Japan Feb 1, 1952.
78380 to MAP Sep 29, 1968.
78392 (MSN 22215) to War Assets Administration Jan 10, 1947.  Bought
by Civil Air Transport in 1948 and registered XT-T504, then as XT-802, then
reregistered as N8406C Dec 1949.  Re-registered XT-846 Mar 1950.  Leased to
Straits Air Freight Express Ltd of New Zealand Apr-Jul 1051.  Reregistered again as B-846 to
Civil Air Transport.  Sold May 1, 1963 to Los Hermanos Sebastian
y Gomez SA of Panama Jun 1951.  On May 18, 1963 the interests of Los Hermanos
were transferred to TASA (Turismo Aereo SA) of Panama with the
concurrence of Air Asia, and registered as HP-315P (no. 2) to 
TASA.  The provisional HP- registration was NTU but cancelled
Aug 10, 1964.  Sold Jul 1963 to Government of India, Ministry
of External Affairs and registered as VT-DRH Oct 5, 1963.  Operated
by Aviation Research Center which was an Indian intelligence
arm that cooperated with the CIA in support of Tibet agents.
Reacquired by Air Asia Aug 1964, registered as B-924 Sep 8, 1964.
Sold to Air America Nov 28, 1968 and registered as XW-PEJ.  Put
into inactive storage at Tainan Jul 20, 1971.  Broken up at
Tainan Feb 8, 1974 and scrapped.
78395 (MSN 22218) Aparently registered AT-T505, then AT-804, to N8407C, then presumably to Chinese Nationalist
AF, and then to 51-1120 Japan Air Self Defence Force.  Disposal Apr 20, 1973, probably to US DoD. WFU and stored.
78399 (MSN 22222) to Peruvian Air Force as FAP-330, later 61-330. Transferred to SATCO as OB-R-948.
78405 (MSN 22228) to XT-T506, XT-806, then N8408C, then B-858, Civil Air Transport, then 
XW-PFL, Air America, hit by gunfire during drop mission and crashed into hill Jun 2, 1971 at Bouam Long, Laos
78407 (MSN 22230) to N9076R, then to Colombian civil registry as HK-750
78409 (MSN 22232) to to XT-T507, then XT-808, then N8409C, then B-870 Civil Air Transport then to XW-EAA with 
USAID-Laos.  Then to XW-PBV, Air America, w/o 24 March 1976 Vientiane, Laos, but repaired to N9265Y in Aug 1984.  
WFU Dec 1985.
78411 (MSN 22234) w/o in the mid-1950s when landed short at Balakar AFB,
Indiana and hit railroad tracks.
78413 (MSN 22236) to XT-T508, then XT-810, N8410C, B-860, B-912 Civil Air Transport
78420	1 Jun 45. Dep US for Dahu 22 Jul 45. Wheeler 1 Jan 48. To Hickam 1 Jan 48. Cvtd to SC-46D 14 Aug 48. Kadena, Okinawa 14 Mar 50. Naha
1 Nov 50. Brady 23 Aug 51. Written off 24 Sep 52.
78426 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78428 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78430 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78431 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78432 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78435 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78436 (MSN 22259/CU2368) delivered to USAAF Jun 4, 1945.  Assigned to 2nd TCS, 443rd TCG.  Fatally crashed Chihkiang,
China Sep 14, 1945.
78437 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78439 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78440 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78441 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78442 (MSN 22265) to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946.  To XT registry with Central Air Transport Corp., to N8322C, 
to N1386N with Air America. Crashed after engine failure on takeoff Nov 25, 1968 at Savannakhet, Laos.  
26 killed, 2 survived.
78443 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78444 (MSN 22267) DBR and w/o Aug 7, 1945
78445 (MSN 22268) crashed and w/o Aug 9, 1945
78446 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78447 to government of India Apr 10, 1946.  To YV-C-ARZ, HI-147, AN-BNP
78448 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78449 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78450 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78451 to Chinese AF Apr 15, 1946
78452 (MSN 22275) to Government of India Apr 10, 1946.  To N9948F, N3976C, HK-67, HK-75, to Colombian civil 
registry as HK-3205
78454 (MSN 22277) crashed and w/o Aug 14, 1945
78462 (MSN 22285/CU2394) delivered to USAAF Jun 7, 1945, reregistered to USAF Sep 18, 1947.  Attached to 48 CTS/1 CTG at
Tachikawa AB, Japan and was DBR and w/o Jan 8, 1951 while parked at dirt strip at Chonju AGB, South Korea when landing C-46
44-78505 gear collapsed and plane veered into the parked aircraft.
78464 (MSN 22287) to 51-1112 with Japan Air Self Defence Force Sep 12, 1955, returned to US DoD Sep 27, 1972,
hulk at Iruma AB, Japan.
78468 (MSN 22291) to 51-1113 with Japan Air Self Defence Force. Probably returned to US DoD, disposal Apr 20, 1973. 
WFU and stored.
78470 to N9473Z, w/o Aug 13, 1967 at Phu Cum, Laos
78472 (MSN 22295) crashed and W/o Sep 5, 1945
78478 (MSN 22301) w/o after crashed Nov 19, 1945
78480 (MSN 22303) to 61-1130 with Japan Air Self Defence Force, returned to US DoD Jul 7, 1975.  To N54585 but cancelled 
Sep 1978 as ntu.
78486 to Republic of Korea AF, presumably as 0-8486
78488 (MSN 22311/CU2422) delivered to USAAF Jun 1945.  Reregistered to USAF Sep 18, 1947.  SOC Oct 3, 1963.  
To Southern Air Transport May 18, 1964, reg. N10702, same date ferried to India under MAP, registered as VT-ERX with 
Ministry of External Affairs (operated by ARC or Aviation Research Center at Charbatia Air Base (“Oak Tree”) in India). 
Feb 28, 1970 returned to 56th Special Operations Wing, Takhli as 44-78488, this was a nominal assignment only, 
as it again transferred to outside USAF use on Apr 1, 1973, probably because it was in a shape that did not 
allow it to return to USAF service. So the aircraft probably remained in India and was probably broken up there.
78490 (374th TCG, MSN 22313) lost Oct 10, 1945, SW Pacific.  Also listed as being delivered to JASDF Jan 16, 1955.
Returned to US DoD Oct 1976.  To N54585 with C R Everts, dba.  To Alaska Rental and Sales, registred Aug 1978
78495 (MSN 22318) to 51-1114 Japan Air Self Defence Force, to N54584 Everts Air 
Fuel, hulk Fairbanks (Aero Fuels).  Reported Feb 2008 to be airworthy
with Everts Air Fuel and named "Maid in Japan"
78497 to MAP Sep 8, 1968.  Probably to Republic of Korea AF
78500 to Republic of Korea AF as 0-8500, probably in 1959
78503 (MSN 22326) crashed and w/o Sep 16, 1945
78504 (MSN 22327) crashed and w/o Sep 1945
78505 (1st TCW, 48th TCS, MSN 22328) delivered to USAAF May 14, 1945, reregisterd to USAF Sep 18, 1947. Damaged Apr 17, 1946 in
a ground collision at Kimpo AB, Korea.  Attached to 48 TCS/1 CTG at Tachikawa AB, Japan.  DBR when gear collapsed at 
landing dirt strip at Chonju AB, Korea Jan 8, 1951.  Two fatal and the aircraft destroyed two other C-46s (44-78270
and 44-78462)
78509 (MSN 22332/CU2441) delivered to USAAF Jun 1945, ReReg to USAF Sep 18, 1947, WFU & stored 1959. L. B. Smith 
Aircraft Corp. bought, quoted as N9226Z
Dec 1960 reg. N9826Z, rereg N9071R Jan 1961, Transportes Aereo Mirleni bought Apr 1961 reg. LV-GXB, named 
"Santa Maria". Company renamed Aerovias Halcon Mar 21, 1964. DBR & w/o by fire set by the pilots during a 
hijacking at Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE), Argentina, 1971.
78512 (MSN 22335) to 51-1115 Japan Air Self Defence Force Jan 16, 1955.  Disposal Feb 16, 1974, probably
returned to US DoD.  WFU and stored.
78517 to MAP Oct 1966.  To N9073R Oct 5, 1966.  To VT-DYY May 1969.  Returned to USAF Feb 28, 1970.  
WFU Apr 1, 1973.
78519 to UNRRA, CNRRA, Civil Air Transport May 19, 1947.
78520 (MSN 22343/CU2452) delivered to USAAF Jun 1945, rereg USAF Sep 18, 1947.  Bought by Aviation Sales & Engineering 1962, 
reg. N9459Z.  Bought by LANICA 1963, reg. AN-AOC in 1962. DBR when undercarriage collapsed on landing Managua, 
Nicaragua Feb 25, 1976.
78522 (MSN 22345) to XT-T509, then XT-812, N8411C,  Civil Air Transport. Forced landing Dec. 05, 1949.
78523 (MSN 22346/CU2455) to NV-PNB.  Sold 1961 and registered N9399Z.  Bought Feb 1962
by Aerolineas Carreras Transportes Aereos registered as LV-HIJ.
W/o Apr 30, 1964 when No 1 propeller oversped and was feathered.
A wheels-up emergency landing was carried out on Laguana Brava salt 
lake in Argentina.  The plane was carrying Arabian race horses
to Buenos Aires.  One source quotes this aircraft as being w/o
Dec 7, 1965 in crash into jungle 40 km from Panama City,
Panama as LV-GGN
78524 (MSN 22347/CU 2456) delivered to USAAF Jun 16, 1945. Transferred to War Assets Administration Jan 10, 1947. Bought by 
Civil Air Transport in 1948, reg XT-814. W/o Mar 17, 1949 when it crashed landed at Lanchow after losing an engine 
on take off. There were no passengers onboard, and the crew suffered only minor injuries, but the plane was demolished.
78525 (MSN 22348) to 51-1116 Japan Air Self Defence Force Jan 16, 1955.  Returned to US DoD in 1976.  To N54583
Wayne Craft, Jackson, MI 1 Jun 78. Sold via United Commander Sales to C R Everts, d.b.a. Alaska Rental and 
Sales Jun 1, 1978. Sold to Fred W Patterson, San Leandro, CA 1Nov 15, 1979.
78526 (MSN 22349/CU2458) delivered to USAAF Jun 16, 1945, attached to 374TG at Nichols Field, PI damaged Nov 22, 1946 in a 
taxi accident at Haneda, AAF, Japan. Reregistered to USAF Sep 18, 1947. WFU & stored Aug 1949.
78527 (MSN 22350/CU2459) delivered to USAAF Jun 16, 1945, rereg. to USAF Sep 18, 1947. WFU & stored Dec 1947.
78528 (MSN 22351/CU2460) delivered to USAAF Jun 26 1945. Transferred to War Assets Administration 10 Jan. 1947. 
Transferred to Chinese Government (CAA-MOC, Chungking) as "528", to CAT (Civil Air Transport) as XT-T511, 
then XT-816. Feb 15, 1950 reg. N8412C, then reg. as XT-862, to Civil Air Transport. On Sep 27, 1950, w/o when 
it crash-landed at Iwakuni Air Base, Japan.  Copilot inadvertently opened the right throttle and left cowl 
flap instead of both cowl flaps, after landing.  Aircraft veered off the runway and onto rough ground, the landing gear
sheared off and the left wing crumpled.  There were no injuries, but the plane would never fly again.  
Some parts were subsequently salvaged and brought to Tainan to be used for spares.
78529 (MSN 22352/CU2461) delivered to USAAF Jun 25, 1945. WFU & stored May 1947.
78530 (MSN 22353) to XT-T512, then XT-818, N8413C, cancelled mA4 22, 1950, XT-844 with Civil Air Transport, Leased to 
Straits Air Freight Express of New Zealand Apr to Jul 1951.  Re-registred B-844 Civil Air Transport in Mar 1959.  
To B-156 Dec 1960.
78531 (MSN 22354) to XT-T513, then XT-820 with Civil Air Transport, w/o (crashed) in takeoff accident Dec 10, 1948,
Taiyuan, China.
78532 (MSN 22355) to XT-T514, then XT-822 with Civil Air Transport.  Crashed Jul 29, 1948, Tsingtao, China.
18 killed.
78536 (MSN 22359) to B-840 Civil Air Transport, to XT-T515, then XT-824, N8414C, cancelled Mar 22, 1950, to
Civil Air Transport, to N9873F with Robert Hewitt Associates.  Sold to Delta, delivered Sep 26 1957 and
entered service Jan 10, 1958.  Cancelled and to 9Q-CZE Apr 20, 1967
78538 (MSN 22361) to South Korea.  Seen 1968.
78539 (MSN 22362) to XT-516, XT-826, N8415C, B-864 Civil Air Transport, to H. Sebastian 
y Gomez (Panama).
78540 (MSN 22363) to B-842 with Civil Air Transport.  To XT-T517, XT-828, N8416C, cancelled Mar 22, 1950
To Civil Air Transport NT, to N9874F for Robert Hewitt Assocates.  Sold to Delta, delivered Sep 18, 1957,
entered service Oct 1, 1957.  To Trans Arctic Air (AK), to CP-974.  CP-974 was damaged Oct 1977.   
DBR at San Borga-Capitan G Q Guardia Airport, Bolivia May 6, 1984.  An uncontrollable no 1 engine fire
forced he crew to return to San Borja.  The Aircraft landed but made a ground loop at the end of the runway.
78541 to MAP Sep 25, 1968.
78542 to MAP Sep 29, 1968.
78543 (MSN 22366) to XT-T518, XT-830, N8417C, B-866 Civil Air Transport, to HP-314 Oct 20, 1960.  To N8417C again
Nov 20, 1961.  To N9279L Feb 16, 1964.  To 9Q-C?? in 1965.  To Mexican AF as 6051 in 1990.  WFU Dec 1993.
78544 (MSN 22367) to civil registry as N13500, XH-TND, HI-14, 5N-AFA, HP-366 cancelled May 29, 1964, to PJ-CLA
with CLTM, to B-1535.  To Air America as CA-1.  W/o Apr 28, 1966 at Kon Tum, Vietnam

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