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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