RUDY MANTEL COLLECTION
No. 4090. Douglas DC-3C (6Y-JJQ c/n 9108) Trans Jamaican Airlines
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Douglas DC-3C

02/28/2011. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This Douglas Model DC-3A-260 was ordered by the USAAF as a C-47-DL, s/n 42-32882 and delivered on February 20, 1943. It was transferred to the RCAF under Lend-Lease as a Dakota Mk. I s/n 652 on April 27, 1943 and assigned to No. 3 Training Command, British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. At some point between 1943 and 1946 it served with No. 164 (Transport) Squadron based at Moncton, New Brunswick. After World War II, 42-32882 became an instructional airframe at Camp Borden on July 12, 1946 coded A-509.

In 1955, it was sold in the US and registered DC-3C, N45F until sold in Canada and registered CF-ITQ on April 16, 1956. It passed through five owners until the Canadian registration was canceled in February 1980. On March 18, 1980, it was purchased by the Jamaican airline Trans-Jamaican Air Lines of Montego Bay and registered 6Y-JJQ. In August 1986, it was sold to the Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Colombiana) as an AC-47, s/n 676; the s/n was changed to 1676 in January 1990. By February 1997, the aircraft was derelict at Gomez Nino Apiay AB, Villavicencio, Colombia."


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