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Dakota A65-3

Aircraft Model:Douglas C-47-DL Dakota
Identities:42-32786; A65-3
Callsigns:VH-CTC
Units:No. 36 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

4 March 1943Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
Received by No. 36 Squadron, RAAF, ex No. 3 AD.
11 May 1943Allotted callsign VHCTC.
14 December 1943Aircraft suffered port engine failure and subsequently force landed in the sea approximately 1 mile from shore, 10 miles south of Turtle Head, North Queensland.
Pilot: F/Lt JOHN DONELLAN BALFE, RAAF (Survived)
Sgt NORMAN JOHN PROPERJOHN, RAAF (Survived)
F/Sgt THOMAS HENRY DENNIS, RAAF 425616 (Survived)
P/O LLOYD RONALD THOMAS BALLARD, RAAF (Survived)
W/O PETER GORDON BROWN, RAAF 400617 (Survived)
F/Lt RONALD SCOTT LOVELL, RAAF (Survived)
Sgt ROBERT LUCAS, RAAF 36186 (Survived)
AC1 MARCEL EDWARD VAN DE VELDE, RAAF 123578 (Survived)
AC1 EDWARD CHARLES NOEL NASON, RAAF 122934 (Survived)
LAC CLEMENT THOMAS ANTHONY HAYLEN, RAAF 70786 (Survived)
LAC SAMUEL STEPHENSON COLLINSON, RAAF 44803 (Survived)
F/Sgt FRANK POTTEN, RAAF 15088 (Survived)
20 December 1943Approval given for write-off.

References

Baugher, J. 1942 USAAF Serial Numbers (42-30032 to 42-39757). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 18 November 2017 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_2.html>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, Douglas Dakota A65 [Part 1], A9845, 116.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1949, Aircraft Status cards - Douglas Dakota A65-1 to A65-99 (with gaps), A10297, BLOCK 381.

Pacific Wrecks 2017 C-47-DL Dakota Serial Number A65-3 Call Sign VH-CTC. Retrieved 18 November 2017 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/c-47/A65-3.html>.

Record updated on 18 November 2017.


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