This C-47 saw a lot of the world starting with the 10th Army Air Force as 41-18689 flying out of India to China. Transferred to North Africa before the end of WWII, it was de-mobbed in Cairo in July 1945 and became TC-AKA with DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari) a year later. Next with General Mills, Inc in 1954, the aircraft came to Canada in 1970 as CF-NWU with Northwest Territorial Airways. Sold to Buffalo Airways in July 1991, it went to the USA as N62BA several months later. The registration was cancelled in 1994.
Delivered to Linea Aeropostal Venezolana as YV-C-AMI in 1965. Reregistered as YV-05C in 1975. To the Venezuelan Air Force as 6201 in 1977. Back to Linea Aeropostal Venezolana as YV-05C in 1980. To Regionair as C-GDUL in 1982, merged into Quebecair in 1984 then to Bradley Air Services in 1987. Leased to First Air in 1998. Withdrawn from use at Carp in 2004 and later scrapped.
Built as US Air Force 45-0635, this C-54 has spent a lot of time in Canada. Leaving the USAF in 1956, the aircraft came to Canada as CF-IQM, flying for Wheeler Airlines and Nordair Canada. It went back to the USA as N4218S with Aero Union before returning to Canada as C-FIQM in 1988. Pictured after being recently acquired by Buffalo Airways in February 1992, the classic Douglas was stored sometime after 2008, but remains registered to Buffalo.
Aircraft stored behind the Buffalo Airways office in downtown Hay River. It was damaged beyond repair during an emergency landing in June 1994 due to fuel exhaustion. Another Buffalo DC-3 subsequently used the same registration (c/n 13028) and this aircraft was noted in RCAF colors at Buffalo's maintenance base in Red Deer, Alberta.