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Discussie: Foto's "US military aircraft nostalgia and more" die ook nog thuis lagen.

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    21 juli 2011


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    Foto 848.
    Douglas R4D-5. C-47A-5-DKs transferred to US Navy and US Marine Corps from USAAF. Redesignated C-47H in 1962.

    17221 (MSN 13319) ex USAAF 42-93410. To US Marine Corps May 21, 1944. Delivered at NAS San Diego, CA May 21,1944. Assigned to USMC in 1944. MAG-35 Aug44. Air FMFPac 21Nov44. VMR-152 Dec44. MAG-32 Aug45. Assigned to AIRFMFPAC in Jun 1946. Assigned to NAS Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii in June 1946. Assigned to NAS San Diego CA in Sep 1946. Assigned to NAS Columbus OH in Feb 1947. Placed in storage in December 1947. Converted to R4D-5L. Converted to LC-47H (zie afbeelding) 1963 by Ling-Temco-Vought. Assigned to VX-6 for Antarctic use in Oct 1963. Named Kool Kiwi / Yankee Tiki A Te Hau / Mutha Goose / The Emperor. Withdrawn from use on 18 April 1969. On permanent loan from the US Government to the City of Christchurch to honour the relationship between Christchurch and the US Antarctic Programme. On display at the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society, Christchurch, New Zealand. The aircraft sustained slight damage to its undercarriage during the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. (Source: Joe Baugher)

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    Laatst gewijzigd door ruudvanom; 12 juni 2022 om 09:15

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