Only ten Skymasters saw service with the RAF. The first was EW999, Churchill's personal aircraft, and this was the second, US serial 42-72442. It reached Britain in February 1945 and was sent to No 232 Sqn in India together with KL978. Uncle Sam wanted these capable Lend-Lease transports back after the end of the war and KL977 became a US Navy R4D, 91994. The airframe was still airworthy in the 2010s as N3054V with Alaska Air Fuel at Palmer, Alaska. Information from Airscape. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
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