A most rare aircraft in my collection. The Burundi Air Force (the right one is 9U-BRY, the left one 9U-BRZ c/n 9369) operated these two beauties. According to the Dakota bible, both aircraft had been withdrawn from use by this tiny African air force by 2003, but UN employees saw at least one flying up to 2006.
N67588, the DC-3 fuselage in the middle of this photo, was damaged in an emergency landing at Point McKenzie, AK on 24 May 1998, after it ran out of fuel. It was dismantled and trucked to Anchorage and was stored there. It was still there by 2007, but gone by 2011, fate unknown. The aircraft on the right is C-119 N9027K, also a long-term PANC resident. Stored at Anchorage prior to 1989, and still there by 2017, almost 30 years later. On the left is an operational DC-3, N50CM.
VH-TAW at Cambridge just before airline operations were transferred to the new Hobart airport. The grasshopper on the fin is a relic of the aircraft's use as a sprayer during a locust plague in southern NSW and northern Victoria in November-December 1955.
The first Amsterdam to Zürich service after WWII. The camouflaged aircraft has the KLM logo on the rudder. It was added to the KLM fleet in exile in Bristol, operated on behalf of BOAC, in 1944. Military serials 42-92378 and FZ617. To 'PH-AZT' and G-AGJT May 1944. To PH-TBA on 18 January 1946, three days before this picture was taken. Later OO-TBA, PH-TFB, N94530 and N3BA. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Ex USAAF 43-15762, NC9033H, ZS-DLX, N9033H, ZS-DLX, CF-ITH, VP-KLJ, CF-ITH, Hal Far Fire School. Transferred to the museum at this former WWII airfield 24 April 1996. An eclectic selection of parts stored underneath.