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Dakota A65-83

Aircraft Model:Douglas C-47B-30-DK Dakota
Constructor's No.:32875
Identities:44-76543; A65-83
Units:No. 35 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

4 April 1945Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
Aircraft renumbered as A65-83.
To BOC to carry out necessary inspection and inscribe RAAF callsign (VH-CIZ) and numbers.
15 April 1945Received by No. 35 Squadron, RAAF.
31 May 1945Received by No. 13 Aircraft Repair Depot, RAAF, for 360 hourly and fuselage repair.
5 July 1945Received by No. 35 Squadron, RAAF.
19 December 1945Aircraft missing between Ambon and Darwin.
Pilot: P/O FRANK ROBINSON, RAAF 429742 (Missing)
2nd Pilot: F/Lt NEVILLE JOHN HAZLE, RAAF 401818 (Missing)
Wireless Operator: P/O GEORGE ROY CONNELL, RAAF 427802 (Missing)
Navigator: Sgt FRANCIS BODLEY, RAAF 440688 (Missing)
Passenger: Sgt WILLIAM MULLEN, RAAF 60195 (Missing)
Passenger: LAC LESLIE HAMILTON WILSON, RAAF 139475 (Missing)
Passenger: Pte FRANCIS RICHARD CARTER, AIF NX192467 (Missing)
Passenger: Tpr JOHN RAYMOND PEARSALL, AIF NX170651 (Missing)
Passenger: Cfn LEONARD NORMAN ARNOLD, AIF NX118494 (Missing)
Passenger: Pte KEITH WILSON LONGDILL KRIPPNER, AIF NX203070 (Missing)
Passenger: Pte WALTER KINGSFORD ARCUS, AIF NX96202 (Missing)
Passenger: Pte REEVEL ALDERSON, AIF SX25921 (Missing)
Passenger: Sig JAMES DESMOND POLLARD, AIF SX25076 (Missing)
Passenger: Pte SAMUEL EDLEY EVANS, AIF SX38810 (Missing)
Passenger: Pte WILLIAM JOHN GEOGHEGAN, AIF QX59229 (Missing)
Passenger: Capt COLIN THOMAS WALTON, AIF NX6204 (Missing)
Passenger: Cpl LEONARD RONALD LISHMUND, AIF SX33581 (Missing)
Passenger: Pte ROBERT BOWLES, AIF SX25926 (Missing)
Passenger: Pte FRANCIS McCARTHY, AIF WX22722 (Missing)
Passenger: Pte JOSEPH RAYMOND BERG, AIF WX40262 (Missing)
Passenger: Capt JOHN FREDERICK RICHARD BURNETT, AIF WX28702 (Missing)
Passenger: Gnr HAROLD ROBINS, AIF WX37504 (Missing)
Passenger: Spr JOSEPH MICHAEL WILSON, AIF WX21115 (Missing)
Passenger: Bdr REGINALD ZEBULUN GREEN, AIF WX41628 (Missing)
Passenger: AB NEIL ARTHUR GIBSON, RAN F/V342 (Missing)
1 March 1946Written off records as result of being lost.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 35 Squadron Feb 42 - Mar 46, A9186, 68.

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-47B-30-DK Dakota Serial Number A65-83 Call Sign VH-CIZ. Retrieved 10 November 2017 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/c-47/A65-83.html>.

Record updated on 10 November 2017.


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