Aircraft Photo of NC1648M | Curtiss C-46F Commando | Skyways International Trading & Transport |
Registration / Serial:NC1648M
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss-Wright CW-20
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss C-46 Commando (CW-20)
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46F Commando
Operator / Titles:Skyways International Trading & Transport
C/n (msn):22395
City / Airport:Makassar - Sultan HasanuddinMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: WAAA   IATA: UPG   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:30 December 1948
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 162274
Photo Comment

Photo taken in late 1948 after the photographer's flight from Menado to Makassar, Sulawesi. Miami company Skyways leased six USAF C-46Fs in 1948, including NC1648M, ex 44-7857. Parked behind is C-47 PK-DPE (c/n 12719), which served with the USAAF in Europe as 42-92870. It became DT-985 and NI-474 in the Netherlands East Indies air force, then to KNILM as PK-DPE in October 1947. As of December 1949 it served with Garuda under the same registration and later as PK-GDT, before becomg T-474 with the Indonesian air force. It may or may not be the C-47 preserved in Yogyakarta. Photo by: Cees Taillie / Tropenmuseum

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