DC-4\C-54A Skymaster, PH-DDY (Dutch Govt.\'NL-316')
Douglas C-54A Skymaster, PH-DDY marked as Dutch Goverment 'NL-316'
This Skymaster came from the Douglas productionline as 42-107469 .After the war it was transferred to Civil operators as it carried NC53103 (Chicago & Southern AL) ,PI-C102 (Philippine AL) ,HS-POE (Pacific AL) and HS-TSA (Thai AW) .Back to the military service came
in 1958 as it was transferred to the Royal Thai Air Force as 107469 .
Again it picked up civil operations in Botswana as VQ-ZEF and A2-ZEF .
In 1972 the Skymaster was registrated is South Africa as ZS-IPR and South African Air Force (SAAF) as SAAF6906 and back again to ZS-IPR in 1995.
The Skymaster arrived at Schiphol in 1997 as part of the DDA Fleet.
Registration PH-DDY was reserved and the aircraft became a source of spare parts for the
PH-DDS .The aircraft is painted in colors of the Dutch Goverment as it purchased a batch
of Skymaster for use as semi-military transport in 1945\46.