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  C-47B-35-DK Dakota Serial Number A65-111 Call Sign VH-RFY

Former Assignments
37 Squadron

Daniel Leahy 2001

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas as model C-47B-35-DK Dakota. Constructors Number 33304. Assigned US Army Air Force (USAAF) serial number 44-76972.

Wartime History
During June 1945 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and assigned radio callsign VH-RFY. Assigned to 37 Squadron coded OM-Y.

On February 9, 1946, the aircraft force landed at Oodnadatta. All crew and passengers were unhurt. During 1972, listed for disposal.

Current Status
The nose from this aircraft was placed on a car trailer and made appearances at the Avalon Airshow in 1999, 2001 and 2003.

ADF Serials - Dakota A65-111
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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