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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 2:50 am 
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Hi all, I'm trying to find some info on this USAAF Douglas C-47 "Hairless Joe". It was found in my grandfathers collection after he passed away, he was a reconn photographer attached to RAAF 31 Beaufighter Sqdn, this aircraft could have been sighted during their mop-up operations in the Pacific during 1944-45. There appears to be an "L" next to the cockpit window, would this have been for pilot training?
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 3:03 am 
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Hi Mike,
Glad to see you over here, and see you've registered OK! Just a clarification, our American cousins may be confused by the name under which you are asking - Dakota was the RAF / Commonwealth air forces name for the type, and while there were many different names in US service the fallback one is normally Douglas C-47.

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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 3:38 am 
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Thanks James, noted and ammended!


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 4:05 am 
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No worries.

I look forward to being amazed (again) by some of our aircraft detectives...

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:14 pm 
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*BUMP* Anyone?

And MikeF's posted this image and message over on Warbirdz:
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There is also this image of another C-47/DC-3? most likely taken at Morotai or Tarakan in 1945. Only ID is a "V?? on the tail.


http://www.warbirdz.net/forum/showthread.php?t=675

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:58 am 
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Solved! Info at http://www.warbirdz.net/forum/showthread.php?t=675


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