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  C-47B-5-DK Dakota Serial Number NZ3527  
40 Squadron

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RNZAF 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Constructors Number 14563. Manufacture Number 26008. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as C-47B-5-DK Dakota serial number 43-48747. Ferried overseas to New Zealand.

Wartime History
On October 10, 1944 delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Dakota serial number NZ3527. BOC by Unit 19 Whenuapai Airfield. Assigned to 40 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

On February 23, 1951 stricken off charge. On March 28, 1951 aquired by New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NZNAC) and registered in New Zealand as ZK-AYL. Converted to DC3-C at Palmerston North August 17, 1951.

Converted to DC3-C Skyliner "TIMARU" at Christchurch May 28, 1964. To Lao Airlines, Vientiane as XW-TDH on May 29, 1968. Sent to the United States with Somerset Area Vocational School, Somerset, Kentucky, and registered as N8056 during 1971-1975. Later fate unknown.

ADF Serials - Dakota NZ3528

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Last Updated
January 12, 2019


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