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  C-47-DL "Overtime" Serial Number 41-19479 Nose 723
USAAF
ANA

Former Assignments
5th AF
374th TCG
22nd TCS

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1943

Aircraft History
Construction Number 6122. Assigned to USAAF on December 7, 1942. Ferried overseas to Amberley Airfield arriving on January 21, 1943 and assigned to the 5th Air Force with the 22nd Troop Carrier Squadron with callsign VH-CJG and nicknamed "Overtime". Nose number 723. Buzz Number 30.

Wartime History
Served in New Guinea during 1943-1944.

Paul Roales adds:
"I have been doing some research on the photo of the C-47's at Popondetta Airfield in a 163rd Infantry scrapbook. I think I can read the tail number on the C-47 closest to the camera It appears to be 119479. There is no date on the original photo, but it most likely dates to Jan or Feb 1943 based upon other info in the scrapbook."

After USAAF service, this C-47 had flown 1,560 hours and 50 minutes. Given to the Australian government under lend-lease agreement and handed over to the DCA at Mascot Airfield on August 28, 1944. Registry with call sign VH-AEV on February 16, 1945.

Postwar
Leased to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - February 17, 1945 - January 31, 1946. Next, to M.M.A. - February 1, 1946 - June 18, 1946 Assigned to Australian National Airlines (ANA) during Feb 17, 1945 and named "Kennedy" on June 18, 1946. Registered VH-SBI until December 16, 1960.

Sold to Lae Technical College on April 27, 1972 and displayed at Lae Airfield April 20, 1975. Administratively transfered to the PNG National Museum, but never added to their collection. Fate after 1975 is unknown.

References
J. Baugher Serial Number - C-47 41-19479
VH-AEV Douglas C-47 c/n 6122

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January 9, 2018

 

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