Aircraft Photo of T-973 | Douglas C-47A Skytrain | Netherlands - Air Force | #308001
Registration / Serial:T-973
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):19690
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Air Force
City / Airport:Semarang - Achmad YaniMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: WAHS   IATA: SRG   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:19 December 1948
Photo by:Jonathan Verschuuren
Photo ID: 308001
Photo Comment

This picture was taken by my father at Semarang airfield, shortly before it was handed over to the Indonesian air force. It shows several Dutch C-47s, including T-973. This aircraft had already been handed over to the KNILM - Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij - as PK-RCO in 1947, but went back to the Netherlands Air Force because it was needed in the Indonesian war of independence. This may well be the last picture of that aircraft wearing Dutch markings. It remained in Indonesia after hostilities ended and went to Garuda as PK-GDD.

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