USAAF Nose Art Research Project


This Skytrain C47 survived the war and was initially sent for salvage on 22nd October 1945. It was not scrapped however and was put into civilian use as a DC-3 with the registration number NC74597 and continued flying until at least 1952 with that coding.

It was later purchased by Standard Vacuum Oil Co, re-registered as PK-SVE it was one of two DC-3s based at Palembang, Sumatra. By 1973, it had passed into the ownership of National Air Charter and re-registered yet again to PK-WWJ.


© Ray Bowden 14 July 2024