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    G'day Chaps

    Does anyone have a potted history of Dakota KG788. I have history on this aircraft while with the R.C.A.F. It appears to have been at Nassau in the Bahamas prior to service in South East Asia as of the 30th of August, 1944. Nothing until it was taken on strength with 435 (T) Squadron upon stand to of the squadron on the 1st of November, 1944. Then again, nothing after being struck off charge with No. 435 (T) Squadron on the 30th of May, 1946.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Hi Chris,

    I am afraid I will be not able to help you much.

    43-48204 Douglas C-47A-30-DK as RAF Dakota KG788 was according to A-B book part of 500 Dakotas III delivered between Feb and Aug 1944 and 435 Sq is listed as the only one unit.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Chris,
    KG788 was one of 12 new Dakotas (KG784-KG795) delivered to South East Asia through Nassau in August 1944. Nassau was a Ferry Command base. Apparently Liberator crew members were on occasion collected there from 111 OTU for the SEA Liberator squadrons, see Christie's Ocean Bridge.
    (Dakota data from Gradidge's DC-3 The First Seventy Years)
    Ian Macdonald

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