Part 2: K23 - K41

K23 c/n 26251/14806 USAAF-Serial: 43-48990 RAF-Serial: KJ959
Call-sign: OT-CNL
  • 071044: delivered USAAF
  • 161044: naar RAF Nassau als KJ959
  • 131144: ACSEA
  • 040647: 22nd MU (UK)
  • 271047: to Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • 160549: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000549: 15Wing
  • 000000: 15Wing-20Sqn (OT-CNL)
  • 260550: cat.3 - Beauvechain; the aircraft flew into the turbulence of the previous C47 and hit the runway with a wingtip. Crew: Lt.L.Mouzon (pilot); Lt.R.Maquet (navigator); Adj.vl.J.Quets (radio)
  • 250952: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 250952: to Armée de l'Air
  • 011264: to Force Aérienne Islamique de Mauritanie, Nouackchott as 48990/5T-MAE
  • 220165: to Force Aérienne du *****, Niamey as 48990/5U-MAB
  • 000080: struck of charge, noted Niamey, *****

K24 c/n 15539/26984 USAAF-Serial: 43-49723 RAF-Serial: KK205
Call-sign: OT-CNN, X-CW
  • 050145: delivered USAAF
  • 130145: to RAF Nassau as KN205
  • 100345: ACSEA
  • 221047: "Hermes" CinC Allied Land Forces SEA - 12MU
  • 090148: FLC
  • 230249: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000249: 15Wing-21sqn (X-CW)
  • 000000: 15Wing-20sqn (OT-CNN)
  • 180952: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 250952: to Armée de l'Air as 349723/49723
  • 000071: stored Chateaudun
  • 000572: to F-BTDH Sasma, Tours
  • 000000: to TN211 (Congolese Air Force)

K25 c/n 27085/15640 USAAF-Serial: 43-49824 RAF-Serial: KN219
Call-sign: OT-CWK
  • 090145: delivered USAAF
  • 220145: to RAF Nassau as KN221
  • 100345: ACSEA
  • 180746: damaged by typhoon at Kai Tak, Hong Kong (110Sqn)
  • 230249: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-21Sqn (OT-CWK)
  • 180952: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 091052: to Armée de l'Air as 349824/49824
  • 060971: to Aéronavale as 424/F-YDQS, used by Servitude 9S
  • 000074: struck of charge ?
  • 300684: noted wfu Noumea
  • 000185: planned sale to Air Perigord (deal did not go ahead)
  • 041185: registered N70BF Basker Flight Services/Fleming Corporation, Oshkosh
  • 000086-000087: Modificiation with PT6 engines (Douglas C47B Turbo BT67)
  • 151186: to Aero Modifications International, Fort Worth (USA)
  • 000288: registered N887AM Aero Modifications
  • 000989: registered N146JR Rhoades International Inc., Bakalar Municipal Airport, Columbus, Indiana 47201, USA
  • 000091: noted as N146JR bij Rhoades Aviation for conversion to AMI Turbo DC3 (PT6A-4SR-motoren)
  • 090893: ferryvlucht Reykjavik-Glasgow-Nice-Kenia (ex Rhoades) (on behalf of International Red Cross)
  • 000795: registered 5Y-RDS Rossair Kenya, Nairobi-Wilson (formed by South Africa's Rossair)
  • 210895: Incident
  • 240995: noted Lanseria, South Africa (overhaul)
  • 000204: operational at Kindu (Kinshasa, Congo) (Used as a MEDEVAC in MONUC east sector)
  • 031204: noted operational at Kinshasa, Congo
  • 260905: noted at Lanseria, South Africa (without engines, no longer marked with Red Cross titels)
  • 210206: noted at Lanseria, South Africa (stored with engines)
  • 040606: noted at Lanseria, South Africa (with engines)

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K26 c/n 32632/15884 USAAF-Serial: 44-76300 RAF-Serial: KN325
Call-sign: OT-CWL
  • 070245: delivered USAAF
  • 180245: to RAF as KN325
  • 160345: ACSEA
  • 000000: RAF No 194Sqn
  • 110547: 22nd MU (UK)
  • 141147: Foreign Liquidation Commission (US Overseas disposals)
  • 010349: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15wing-21Sqn (OT-CWL)
  • 290852: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 290852: to Royal Netherlands Air Force as X-3/ZU-3 (callsign PE-XAC), operated by No 1 TRANSVA, Valkenburg
  • 011252: no 1 TRANSVA redesignated 334Sqn
  • 001257: 334Sqn relocates to Ypenburg
  • 000061: departed to Dutch New Guinea
  • 010961: allocated to 336Sqn, based at Biak
  • 310362: 336Sqn (Nieuw-Guinea), Flight : Manokwari -> Sorong-Jefman. During the flight the aircraft got in bad weather, the destination could not be fund and the aircraft had to ditch in a bay northeast of Sorong due to fuel shortage. The aircraft stayed afloat for about 20 minutes and the 5 man crew and one passenger were able to board the dinghy and were brought to shore by some local Papouas.
  • 000062: Wreckage sold to Jones & Guerro (Manilla).

K27 c/n 26996/15551 USAAF-Serial: 43-49735 RAF-Serial: KK215
Call-sign: OT-CWM
  • 231244: delivered USAAF
  • 010245: to RAF UK as KK215 (of KN215)
  • 260445: to RAF Middle East
  • 000000: 22nd MU
  • 031047: Scottish Aviation
  • 000000: overhauled by Scottish Aviation
  • 100149: taken on charge Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-21Sqn (OT-CWM)
  • 290852: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 290852: to Royal Netherlands Air Force as X-4/ZU-4 (callsign PE-XAD), operated by No 1 TRANSVA, Valkenburg
  • 011252: no 1 TRANSVA redesignated 334Sqn, Valkenburg
  • 001257: 334Sqn relocates to Ypenburg
  • 230260: to Royal Netherlands Navy as B/018 for used on Dutch New Guinea
  • 121061: returned Royal Netherlands Air Force as X-4 and allocated to 336Sqn, Biak
  • 071162: sold to Jones & Guerro (Guam) and flown to Manilla (Philippines)
  • 231264: registered PI-C643 FARAVION (Far East Aviation Services), Philippines as 'Maria Inas'
  • 000074: to Mabuhay Airways, Pasy City, Manila as RP-C643
  • 191074: one hour after take-off from Roxas, one engine had to be shut down down after serious vibrations (altitude 85000ft), the crew decided to divert to Calapan. At 900ft over Calapan the controls started to vibrate and the pilot lost control over the aircraft. The aircraft ditched 200 meters from the coast of Calapan. 4 Crew (3 ok, 1 killed), 4 Passengers (all ok)
  • 000078: cancelled as RP-C643

K28 c/n 32664/15916 USAAF-Serial: 44-76332 RAF-Serial: KN347
Call-sign: OT-CNO
  • 090245: delivered USAAF
  • 120245: to RAF Montreal as KN347
  • 030345: RAF No 300 Wing
  • 121046: 1333 TSTU
  • 070148: 1382
  • 000000: 240 OCU
  • 100849: 8th MU
  • 270150: sold to Belgian Air Force
  • 000050: 15Wing-20Sqn (OT-CNO)
  • 041051: registered OO-SNC (tt 1980u40')
  • 041051-150575: borrowed to Ministry of Transport (contract VQH/nr.211293)
  • 000065: converted to navigational trainer for civil aviation school
  • 180475: stored at Koksijde (tt 8395u07')
  • 150575: cancelled as OO-SNC
  • 000177: Flown to Wevelgem as SU-AZN for Nile Delta Air Services/Nileair, Cairo
  • 000177: at Wevelgem some maintenance was done and the registration applied by Airmotive
  • 090377: to Brussels where the Nile Delta Air Service were applied and subsequently departed to Egypt.
  • 000077: leased to Pyramid Airlines Charter Service, Cairo as SU-AZN (?)
  • 001077: to Petrangol in Angola (registration CR-LOI is mentioned by some sources)
  • 221077: registered D2-EPL Petrangol (Angola)
  • 000186 (or 000187): registered CU-T124 Aero Caribbean/Empresa Aero Caribbean, Havana, Cuba
  • 001196: noted operational with Aerotaxi/Empresa Nacional de Servicios Aéreos, Calle 27, No.102E/Nym.Vedado, Havana, Cuba
  • 000099: operational as CU-T124
  • 000002: re-registered as CU-T1059 (to be confirmed)
  • 000202: last noted active at Havana-Jose Marti IAP, operated by Aerotaxi
  • 000303: re-registerd as CU-T1559
  • 000506: wfu at Havana-José Marti Airport (on display)
  • 001211: broken up for scrapping

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K29 c/n 33049/16301 USAAF-Serial: 44-76717 RAF-Serial: KN512
Call-sign: OT-CNP
  • 090445: delivered USAAF
  • 100445: to RAF Montreal as KN512
  • 210445: RAF No 24 Sqn
  • 000000: RAF No 525 Sqn
  • 000000: RAF No 238 Sqn
  • 060549: 12th MU
  • 000000: RAF No 30 Sqn
  • 050150: allocated to Belgian Air Force
  • 270150: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-20Sqn (OT-CNP)
  • 250952: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 250952: to Armée de l'Air als 476717
  • 130467: to Israel Air Force as 4X-FNK/006
  • 000000: struck of charge
  • 270899: registered N15SJ Global Aircraft Industries of Arizona LLC, 1112 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85013-2110
  • 220800: Ferryflight Tel Aviv-Malta
  • 230800: Ferryflight Malta-Wick
  • 000000: sold to Aero Services
  • 000801: first noted at Farmingdale-Republic Field (NY)
  • 031001: sold to American Airpower Museum, Farmingdale (NY), 1230 New Hwy Farmingdale, NY 11735-1546, noted as '476717'
  • Current: operational as N15SJ, painted in WWII colorscheme as '476717/D8-Z'

K30 c/n 27211/15766 USAAF-Serial: 43-49950 RAF-Serial: KN276
Call-sign: OT-CNQ
Other IDs worn in BAF-service: KP-30
  • 250145: delivered USAAF
  • 260145: to RAF Montreal as KN276
  • 290345: RAF No 525 Sqn
  • 270246: RAF No 46 Sqn
  • 051146: RAF No 271 Sqn
  • 081148: RAF No 77 Sqn - Oakington
  • 230549: 12th MU
  • 060150: sold to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-20Sqn (OT-CNQ)
  • 000000: used for aerial photography
  • 000056-000060: operational Congo
  • 081259: tt 5054,00 hrs
  • 280165: transferred to Government Properties Administration (Domeinen/Domaines)
  • 100265: tt 5967,55 hrs
  • 170265: sold to Laos Corp Air Vientiane, Vientiane as XW-PCM
  • 180266: departed Melsbroek
  • 000000: fate unknown

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K31 c/n 32812/16064 USAAF-Serial: 44-76480 RAF-Serial: KN391
Call-sign: OT-CNR
Other IDs worn in BAF-service: KP-31
  • 140345: delivered USAAF
  • 160345: to RAF Montreal as KN391
  • 080445: ACSEA
  • 301047: RAF No 353 Sqn
  • 240349: 32nd MU
  • 060749: 12th MU
  • 050150: sold to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-20Sqn (OT-CNR)
  • 000000: used for aerial photography
  • 250854: tt 2228,10 hrs
  • 000056-000060 operational Congo
  • 191071: to Koksijde storage (tt 6765,20 hrs)
  • 190172: transferred to Government Properties Administration (Domeinen/Domaines)
  • 140772: sold to AJ Walter Aviation Ltd.
  • 000072: scrapped at Koksijde
  • 000000: Fuselage moved to Westouter (before 000089)
  • 000702: Fuselage last noted stored Westouter

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K32 c/n 33323/16575 USAAF-Serial: 44-76991 RAF-Serial: KN637
Call-sign: OT-CNS
  • 310545: delivered USAAF
  • 210645: to RAF Montreal as KN637
  • 290645: to RAF UK
  • 041045: ACSEA
  • 101247: 22nd MU
  • 080849: 12th MU
  • 140250: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-20Sqn (OT-CNS)
  • 290852: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 291052: to Royal Netherlands Air Force as X-5/ZU-5 (callsign PE-XAE), operated by No 1 TRANSVA, Valkenburg
  • 011252: no 1 TRANSVA redeisgnated 334Sqn
  • 001257: 334Sqn is relocated to Ypenburg
  • 230260: to Royal Netherlands Navy as '019' for use in Dutch New Guinea
  • 121061: returned to Royal Netherlands Air Force as X-5 and allocated to 336Sqn, Biak (Dutch New Guinea)
  • 071162 (or 071262): sold to Jones & Guerro Ltd (Guam) and flown to Manilla (Philippines)
  • 270764 (of 000464): sold to Air Vietnam/Hâng Không Viêt-Nam, Saigon as XV-NIK
  • 000072: probably to South Vietnamese Air Force (or Aviation Laotienne ?) as 991 (noted on 221072).

K33 c/n 33403/16655 USAAF-Serial: 44-77071 RAF-Serial: KN690
Call-sign: OT-CNT
  • 310545: delivered USAAF
  • 210645: to RAF Montreal as KN690
  • 300645: to RAF UK
  • 051045: ACSEA
  • 050148: 22nd MU (UK)
  • 310849: 12th MU
  • 280250: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-20Sqn (OT-CNT)
  • 201152: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 080553: to Armée de l'Air as 477071
  • 000470: to Aeronavale as 771, operated by Servitude 56S
  • 000083: struck of charge

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K34 c/n 33167/16419 USAAF-Serial: 44-76835 RAF-Serial: KN555
Call-sign: OT-CNU
  • 300445: delivered USAAF
  • 250545: to RAF Montreal as KN555
  • 010645: to RAF UK
  • 200945: ACSEA 10Sqn
  • 151247: Med M East
  • 250348: RAF No 204 Sqn
  • 120548: RAF No 70 Sqn
  • 111148: stored
  • 141249: 12th MU
  • 150250: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-20Sqn (OT-CNU)
  • 101052: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 091052: to Armée de l'Air as 76835
  • 100969: to Aeronavale as 735/F-YEGB, operated by Servitude 56S
  • 000082: struck of charge
  • 000000: probably used for spares at Le Bourget

K35 c/n 33433/16685 USAAF-Serial: 44-77101 RAF-Serial: KP218
Call-sign: OT-CWN
  • 130645: delivered USAAF
  • 170645: to RAF Montreal als KP218
  • 280645: to RAF UK
  • 170845: RAF No 78 Sqn (Middle East)
  • 211048: returned UK
  • 240649: 12th MU
  • 140250: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-21Sqn (OT-CWN)
  • 100852: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 091052: to Armée de l'Air as 477101
  • 000270: to Aéronavale as 701/F-YEGB
  • 000082: struck of charge
  • 000082: registered TY-BBO Transports Aériens du Bénin, Cotonau
  • 021283: to Force Aérienne du Bénin, Cotonau as 701/TY-BBO (lease ?)
  • 000685: cancelled as TY-BBO
  • 000587: reservation made for F-GEOV (J.C.Paturau)
  • 000990: reservation cancelled
  • 000000: status unknown

K36 c/n 33448/16700 USAAF-Serial: 44-77116 RAF-Serial: KP229
Call-sign: OT-CWO
  • 090645: delivered USAAF
  • 120645: to RAF Montreal as KP229
  • 190645: to RAF UK
  • 150945: RAF No 77 Sqn
  • 141045: ACSEA
  • 111247: 22nd MU
  • 280250: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-21Sqn (OT-CWO)
  • 170952: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 250952: to Armée de l'Air as 77116
  • 000470: to Aéronavale as 716/F-YDQR
  • 000083: struck of charge
  • 000085: First noted in use as instructional airframe at the CEAN (Centre Ecole de l'Aeronautique Navale), Rochefort-Soubise (F)
  • 300988: First noted preserved Musée de Tradition de l'Aeronautique Navale (Rochefort-Soubise, France)
  • current: First noted preserved Musée de Tradition de l'Aeronautique Navale (Rochefort-Soubise, France)

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K37 c/n 33401/16653 USAAF-Serial: 44-77069 RAF-Serial: KN689
Call-sign: OT-CWP
  • 310545: delivered USAAF
  • 200645: to RAF Montreal als KN689
  • 280645: to RAF UK
  • 280246: to RAF Middle East
  • 311247: RAF No 114 Sqn
  • 130949: 22nd MU (UK)
  • 291249: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-21Sqn (OT-CWP)
  • 250952: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 250952: to Armée de l'Air as 477069
  • 000068: struck of charge
  • 030968: registered F-BRAN for Oeuvre Hospitalier Française de l'Ordre de Malte (used in operations in Biafra), 52bis rue de Monceau, F75008 Paris (used in operations in Biafra)
  • 000000: lease and exploitation by Armée de l'Air
  • 240469: to Force Aérienne du *****, Niamey as 77069
  • 000080: noted at St.Tahoua Airport (*****)(operational?)
  • 000094: operational as 5U-MAD
  • 000000: noted struck of charge at St.Tahoua, *****

K38 c/n 25816/14371 USAAF-Serial: 43-48555 RAF-Serial: KJ877
Call-sign: OT-CWQ
  • 270844: delivered USAAF
  • 300844: to RAF Montreal as KJ877
  • 301144: RAF No 108 OTU
  • 291145: RAF No 271 Sqn
  • 000000: RAF No 77 Sqn
  • 181147: 22nd MU
  • 291249: transferred to the Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-21Sqn (OT-CWQ)
  • 250952: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 250952: to Armée de l'Air as 48555
  • 000771: stored Chateaudun
  • 090372: to Armée de l'Air Sénégalaise as 48555/6W-SAG
  • 000000: reregistered as 6V-SAG
  • 100183: struck of charge
  • 000586: stored Biggin Hill (UK)
  • 000586: to N19HA Hogan Air
  • 280986: noted at Hamilton, Ohio (USA) as N19HA, still in Senegal Air Force colors
  • 000095: to Miami Valley Aviation Inc. 1707 West Verity Parkway, Middletown, Ohio 45047, USA

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K39 c/n 32755/16007 USAAF-Serial: 44-76423 RAF-Serial: KN381
Call-sign: OT-CWR, R-CW
  • 240245: delivered USAAF
  • 240245: to RAF Montreal as KN381
  • 100345: RAF No 187 Sqn
  • 000000: RAF No 53 Sqn
  • 000000: RAF No 18 Sqn
  • 000000: base duties at Waterbeach
  • 081048: oakington TC
  • 130749: 22nd MU
  • 291249: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-21Sqn (R-CW)
  • 000000: 15Wing-21Sqn (OT-CWR)
  • 250952: returned USAF/MAAG
  • 250952: to Armée de l'Air 476423
  • 130467: to Israel Air Force as 4X-FNV/035
  • 310570: registered 4X-DCE Netivei-Neft Oil Company
  • 310377: cancelled as 4X-DCE
  • 000000: Modified to RC47. The aircraft was the one RC-47 that was converted to a low level bomb triggering aircraft, used to fly low broadcasting a signal that would cause electronically fired bombs to go off, an airborne minesweeper. There were many antennas, kind of like the RC-12 Guardrail!
  • 001083: noted as 035
  • 000886: noted as 035/4X-FNV
  • 060896: noted Ben Gurion (ops) as 044/4X-FMP
  • 000000: stored Lod-Ben Gurion
  • 000500: last noted stored Lod as 044/4X-FMP
  • 130700: registered N60154 Cascade Air Inc., PO Box 996, Ephrata WA 98823-0996
  • 050800: flown Wick-Reykjavik
  • 000900: first noted at Ephrata, WA
  • 190402: last noted at Ephrata, WA, parked missing engine #2 and props on engine #1, otherwise complete, ex-Israeli AF
  • 221003: first noted Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs Regional Airport, California (USA) (preserved) (possibly Bob Pond)
  • current: last noted Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs Regional Airport, California (USA) (preserved) (possibly Bob Pond)

K40 c/n 33244/16496 USAAF-Serial: 44-76912 RAF-Serial: KN601
Call-sign: OT-CWS
  • 100545: delivered USAAF
  • 140545: to RAF Montreal as KN601
  • 290545: ACSEA
  • 221247: 22nd MU (UK)
  • 221249: sold to Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: 15Wing-21Sqn (OT-CWS)
  • 000553: temporarely put to disposal of Avimil/Force Publique and based at Ndolo, Congo
  • 050559: tt 3990,55 hrs
  • 000760: takes part in actions in the Congo
  • 000064: converted to NASARR-trainer (NASARR=North American Search and Radar Ranging) by Hamburger Flugzeugbau
  • 080567: struck of charge and flown to Koksijde for storage (tt 5351,40 hrs)
  • 230770: transferred to Government Properties Administration (Domeinen/Domaines)
  • 000671: transported to a playground 'Zon en Hei' at Kalmthout
  • 000082: scrapped at Kalmthout

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K41 c/n 25931/14486 USAAF-Serial: 43-48670 RAF-Serial: KJ900
Call-sign: OT-CWT
  • 080944: delivered USAAF
  • 170944: to RAF as KJ900
  • 191044: ACSEA
  • 000046: to RAF India
  • 221247: 22nd MU/TJK
  • 221249: transferred to Belgian Air Force
  • 190251: 15Wing-21Sqn (OT-CWT)
  • 130551: struck of charge
  • 041252: transferred to Technical School, Saffraanberg for use as instructional airframe
  • 000054: scrapped

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--- c/n 26159/14714 USAAF-Serial: 43-48898
  • 300944: delivered USAAF
  • 211044: Europe ATC
  • 170247: Netherlands/Belgium - Div Belgium
  • 000000: stored Evere, used as a spares source
  • 000000: moved to Vilvoorde
  • 000000: used as a bar in Vilvoorde
  • 000000: broken up

--- c/n 26192/14747 USAAF-Serial: 43-48931
  • 001046: delivered USAAF
  • 000000: used for spares by Belgian Air Force
  • 000000: to Armée de l'Air as 348931 (used operationally)
  • 120868: Broken up

--- c/n 20679 USAAF-Serial: 43-16213
  • 050744: delivered USAAF
  • 170446: delivered Scottish Aviation
  • 000000: used for spares by Scottish Aviation, Prestwick for overhaul of Belgian Air Force aircraft






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