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  C-47B-45-DK Dakota Serial Number A65-124 Callsign VH-RGL
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RAAF April 1, 1952


RAAF July 21, 1952


Daniel Leahy 2013

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Constructors Number 34220. Assigned US Army Air Force (USAAF) as C-47B-45-DK Dakota serial number 45-957.

Wartime History
During August 1945 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Dakota A65-124. Radio call sign VH-RGL.

Postwar
Assigned to No. 10 Squadron (General Reconnaissance) based at Garbutt Field at Townsville.

On April 1, 1952 this Dakota suffered an accident at Finintigu Airfield damaged the tip of the nose and caused the main landing gear to bog down into the grass runway. Afterwards, repaired over the next three and a half months before departing on July 21, 1952 departed to Finintigu Airfield.

Today
This Dakota is displayed at the RAAF Association Western Australia Aviation Heritage Museum (WAAM) indoors as a static display.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - C-47B 45-957
"957 (MSN 16960/34220) to RAAF as A65-124. Now on display at RAAF Association Museum, WA."
ADF Serials - Dakota A65-124
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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January 31, 2018

 

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