Built by Douglas as model C-47B-40-DK Dakota. Constructors Number 33109. Assigned U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) serial number 44-76777.
During May 1945 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Dakota A65-100 . Assigned radio call sign VH-RFQ. Assigned to 35 Squadron and 36 Squadron.
In 1975 struck off charge and delivered to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) as P65-100 and later P2-001.
In 1994, sold to P. Starr and listed on the Australian Civil Register as VH-ATO. Later it was to be registered as VH-DNF with Dakota National Air, though this was never taken up.
In March 2013 the aircraft was sold to the Butler Air Transport Museum at Tooraweenah, NSW.
In August 2014 the aircraft appeared for sale in a classified advertisement.
ADF Serials - Dakota A65-100
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile
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January 9, 2018