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

Former Assignments
37 Squadron
ARDU


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.

Postwar
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.

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

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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