Originally 42-100882, this C-47 was acquired first by the Royal Air Force and on to the Royal Canadian Air Force by July 1946. Sold as surplus in 1966 as CF-KAZ, Pacific Coastal Airlines flew it from July 1978 until May 1980 when the airline itself was bought by local British Colombia carrier Air West. The aircraft is with Dakota Heritage as N473DC and based in the UK with wartime markings at the time of uploading.
A wonderful 63-year old veteran parked on Schiphol's East apron, seen here in the original D-Day markings it carried in June 1944, only 6 months after it had been delivered to the USAAF as 42-100882. Shortly after the war it was transferred to Canada, where it served in both military and civil roles as TS422 and CF-KAZ / C-FKAZ until 1985. It then became N5831B until Paddy Green's Dakota Heritage acquired it in 2004. It was painted in these markings and reregistered to N473DC only a week before this photo was taken.