Originally VH-TAC (1) with TAA, later VH-BPA with BCPA, VH-EBL with QANTAS, VH-INY(2) with Ansett-ANA, ZS-IGB with Marine Diamond Mines. The aircraft finally went to Suidwes Lugdiens in 1973 and cannibalised at Eros Airport in late 1977.
Photographed near Anchorage in 1946. Afer participating in the Berlin Airlift, this Skymaster vanished on 26 January 1950 on a flight from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska to Great Falls AFB, Montana. No trace has ever been found of the aircraft or the 44 people on board. Photo from: Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie
Acquired by the Colombian AF in March 1954 and became FAC690. Withdrawn from use in 1984 and stored at Bogotá. At the Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano by April 1990. The museum and its aircraft were moved to Briceño in the Cundinamarca district between Oct 2015 and Aug 2017.
TAA publicity photo of its new DC-4. TAA would operate it until it crashed on approach to Brisbane on May 24, 1961 while on a freight flight. The captain had a heart attack and collapsed over the controls as he tried to exit his seat.
Scrapped in the UK. Nose section preserved. Curiously, despite being a postwar civil DC-4, N31356 has masqueraded as a USAF C-54, in film and as a static display, since its air tanker days ended. The preservation of its nose section at Burtonwood is as a tribute to C-54's role in the Berlin Airlift.
ex: PH-DDYm ZS-IPR, 6906, ZS-IPR, A2-ZEF, VQ-ZEF, 42-107469, HS-POE, PI-C102, NC53103, 42-107469 2003 Deliverd to Aviodrome as NL-316 van "Netherlands Government Air Transport" 2018 As PH-TAR Douglas DC-4 KLM "Rotterdam"