Aircraft Photo of US9 | Douglas C-32A | AirHistory.net #352783
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:US9
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-32A
C/n (msn):1249
Location
City / Airport:Natal - Augusto SeveroMap
Country:Brazil
Airport Codes:ICAO: SBNT   IATA: NAT   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:1 September 1941 to 25 September 1941
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID: 352783
Photo Comment

DC-2s 'US9', formerly NC13723, and NC14966 on the Pan Am ferry route to Africa, on delivery to the RAF. The Americas were not yet at war with Germany and this was a sensitive issue - the 'US' markings were apparently sometimes applied to please Brazil. The USAAF recorded these two as C-32As 42-53528 and 42-58073. NC14966 became AX768 with 117 Sqn in Khartoum. Both aircraft were apparently lost on 24 July 1942. 'US9' is a DC-2-112 while NC14966 (c/n 1406) is a DC-2-120 with enlarged tailfin, right hand door and landing lights moved from nose to wings. Photo by: Hart Preston / Life

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