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    Airframe Family: Douglas DC-1 / DC-2/R2D / DC-3 Dakota / C-47/R4D Skytrain / C-53 Skytrooper
    Latest Model:C-47-DL
    Last Military Serial:41-38668 USAAF
    Construction Number:06051
    Last Civil Registration:VH-DAS
    Latest Owner or Location:Heritage Market, Kuranda, Queensland

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    Dates

    Event

    Constructed as a C-47-DL by Douglas at Long Beach, California, USA.

    29 November 1942

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Army Air Force with s/n 41-38668 and operated with the markings: Geronimo.

    9 March 1945

    To Commonwealth of Australia-Department of Civil Aviation with c/r VH-AEO.
    Operated by Australia National Airways.

    18 June 1946

    To Trans Australian Airlines.
    Markings added: Cunningham

    1948

    Leased to Qantas Empire Airways.
    Used as a freighter.

    28 January 1958

    To South Australian Land Commission with c/r VH-DAS.
    Operated with markings: Clive Hambridge
    Used for survey work.

    September 1962


    Photographer: Geoff Goodall
    Notes: VH-DAS was operated by TAA on long-term contract to the South Australian Department of Lands for aerial mapping.Seen at Adelaide in September 1962 before being repainted in TAAs 1960s white and blue scheme

    May 1965


    Photographer: Geoff Goodall

    3 September 1974


    Photographer: Danny Tanner
    Notes: At Adelaide International

    4 September 1974

    17 March 1975

    To East West Airlines, Tamworth.

    17 March 1977

    Civil registration, VH-DAS, cancelled.

    December 1978

    To Travmar Holdings.

    Circa April 1984

    To Heritage Market, Kuranda, Queensland.
    View the Location Dossier

    9 August 2005


    Photographer: Terry Fletcher
    Notes: Broken remains of this aircraft in Kuranda Market place , Queensland


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    Terry Fletcher

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