Built by Douglas as model C-47B-35-DK Dakota. Constructors Number 33304. Assigned US Army Air Force (USAAF) serial number 44-76972.
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.
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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January 31, 2018