Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Two Dakota Aircraft Details Needed

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2021
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default Two Dakota Aircraft Details Needed

    Hi,

    Wonder if someone would kindly check these two Dakota serials for me. Both are shown undertaking parachute exercises with No.620 in Feb 1946.

    Dakota Mk.III KG627 and Dakota Mk.IV KJ925

    Would like to confirm if they were on squadron strength at this time?

    TIA

    Chaz

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    4,019
    Thanks
    936
    Thanked 71 Times in 64 Posts

    Default Re: Two Dakota Aircraft Details Needed

    Hi,
    Sorry but AB's KA100 to KZ999 only has the following -

    KG627
    ME
    Read to US 29.5.47.

    And

    KJ925
    357/62

    Aircraft letter was "L" with 357 Sqdn. Was recorded still with Sqdn at end of August 1945, returned with engine trouble on 28th.
    Ret'd to US 29.5.47.

    With this one maybe the "62" is an error for 620 ?
    All the best
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 21st November 2022 at 01:30.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    4,019
    Thanks
    936
    Thanked 71 Times in 64 Posts

    Default Re: Two Dakota Aircraft Details Needed

    Last mention of KJ925 was on the 15th September, 1945 in the 357 ORB as far as I could see.

    Full answer I given in the TOCH site, looks as if they never were with 620 Sqdn after all.

    Ale
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 22nd November 2022 at 01:57.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    4,019
    Thanks
    936
    Thanked 71 Times in 64 Posts

    Default Re: Two Dakota Aircraft Details Needed

    Hello Chas,

    Have looked at 620 Sqdn's ORB fo 1945/1946.
    AIR27/2134/56 page's 18 &19 (February '46) does list Dakota's with what looks like 27-2-46 "KG627" Jenkins and 28-2-46 "925" Shaw and "627" Jenkins so may be KJ925 after all.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 24th November 2022 at 02:49.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •