Pls help? Aircraft images/info wanted

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    #1 BikerBabe, Nov 19, 2009
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    Hi guys.

    Alright, I've been googling like mad again, and I can't seem to find a certain USAAF C-47 that - according to whatever little info I could gather - flew from Germany to England on May 14th, 1945, with a load of high-ranking german POWs from the Luftwaffe.
    The C-47 had a white or yellow dot on the tip of its spinner, a piece of nose art (white or light circle) on the port side of its nose, some darker yellow edges on the engine cowlings (word?), and two yellow stripes on top of the tail.
    The video I screencapped those two images below from, is very grainy, so I haven't been able to figure out the entire number on the lady's tail, but the last three digits seems to be "718". *sigh*
    I know it isn't much information that I've managed to come up with, but if anyone of you guys/girls know of any flight listings or something like that, that are either available online or as a book, then I can start looking there. ;)
    What I want is any kind of information regarding this particular C-47 - images, text, whatever.
    In advance, thanks a lot. ;)

    Cheers,

    Maria.
     

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    These are the USAAF serial numbers I could find ending in 718 for the C-47 and C-53

    C-47
    41-38718 (c/n 6177) to USAAF Dec 28, 1942 - Alaska Wing ATC May 01, 1943 - USA Jun 09, 1944 -
    To RFC oct 08, 1945. To civil registry as NC54374 (Universal Airlines Nov 21, 1946),
    PP-XDM (M B Lima Cia Nov 1949), PP-AXJ (Aerovias Brasil - REAL). Crashed
    San Francisco de Paula, Rio Grande do Sal Oct 14, 1952.

    C-47A-30-DL
    42-23718- no info

    C-53D-DO
    42-68718 (c/n 11645) by 1956 was N44883 of Southern Airways,
    previously been with Continental Airlines

    Douglas C-47A-10-DK Skytrain
    42-92718 (c/n 12550) to RFC Apr 25, 1946.

    Douglas C-47A-70-DL Skytrain
    42-100718 (c/n 19181) excess inventory list May 1, 1946

    Douglas C-47A-60-DL
    43-30718 (c/n 13869)- no further info

    Douglas C-47B-20-DK
    43-49718 (c/n 26979) to RAF as Dakota IV KK201. Transferred to BOAC
    as G-AGNF Feb 14, 1945. Registration cancelled Mar 8, 1950 on
    sale as XY-ACM

    Douglas C-47B-30-DK Skytrain
    44-76718 (c/n 16302/33050) to RAF as Dakota IV KN513 Apr 1945. Soc Oct 7, 1948.
     
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    Hi evangilder, and thank you very much for the information. ;) :thumbleft:
    Now I can see if I can find out more about this particular plane.
    Thanks again. ;) *curtsies w. happy smile* Dang man, you're leaning very close to a huge online hug. :lol:
     
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