42-100971 took part in the airborne landing at Sainte-Mère-Eglise.on D-Day. Bought by Prince Bernhard in 1946, the aircraft became PH-PBA, the Dutch 'Governemnt Dakota'. From 1960 it served as a calibration aircraft with the Dutch CAA. Preserved in front of the Aviodome at Schiphol when I was a kid, it was restored to flying condition by the Dutch Dakota Association in the late 1990s.
Ex Spanish AF T.3-20, 43-48503. Registration cancelled on 17 November 1980 and became CP-1668. It was written off on 8 December 1990 after striking a building when it ran forward during the engine run-up prior to departure from Cochabamba Airport, Bolivia.
HK-3993P painted in KLM colours when KLM introduced direct flights between Cali and Amsterdam in March 2015. It is clearly painted as PH-RBA. When I asked the museum staff explained they knew there already was a PH-PBA. Due to the full hangar in the Fenix Museum it is difficult to get clear shots.
TAA leased VH-PNB from Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea, which had taken over Patair. On April 6, 1972 while being operated by TAA it overran Madang airport into the harbour. Written off due to salt damage.
Former Armada Argentina DC-3 5-T-22 "Cabo de Hornos" is now being restored and preserved by the Aeroclub of Ushuaia. It is placed at the old airport of Ushuaia now home of the aeroclub. It is great to see such a cool bird in this spectacular corner of the world. This could well be "The world most southern preserved propliner".