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  C-47B-15-DK Dakota Serial Number 43-49376  (A65-67 / P2-003)
PNGDF
Former Unit Assignments
RAAF

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Constructors Number 26638. Assigned U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) serial number 44-49377. Ferried overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
During January 1945, delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Dakota A65-67. Assigned tail codes: VM-JRE/JRA/JRW. Served at Air Navigation School at East Sale.

Post War
Given to Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF) in November 1975 as DC-3 with PNGDF serial number P65-003 and registration P2-003. Flying during the 1980s in PNG.

In August 1993 returned to Australia and assigned registration VH-PTE. Relocated to Amaroo Tavern in Moree, NSW in 1993 and placed on display.

References
ADF Serials - Dakota A65-76
PNGDF Dakota Fleet

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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