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Douglas Dakota * Retired *
16 C-47A aircraft delivered from USAAF 22 December 1945 to 29 April 1946. Used as cargo transport. First fifteen serialled Q-1 to Q-15, but reserialled 23-1 to 23-15 in February 1946, and 23-16 added. Used by 321 sqn in NEI (Indonesia). Most transferred to Indonesian AF ownership by 15 December 1950.
4 C-47 (R4D-1) aircraft transferred from KLU 12 February 1960, serialled 018, 019, 078, 079.
Used by 321 sqn in maritime patrol & transport role. Withdrawn 2 October 1961 and returned to KLU.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
Q-1 19705 43-15239 22 Dec 1945 crashed 22 Dec 1945
Q-2 13123 42-93234 22 Dec 1945 later 23-2, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-3 9518 42-23656 22 Dec 1945 later 23-3, to AURI 15 Dec 1950
Q-4 19902 42-15436 7 Jan 1946 later 23-4, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-5 9753 42-23891 7 Jan 1946 later 23-5, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-6 9727 42-23865 7 Jan 1946 later 23-6, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-7 25489/14044 43-48228 2 Feb 1946 later 23-7, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-8 13503 42-93576 Feb 1946 later 23-8, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-9 9399 42-23537 Feb 1946 later 23-9, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-10 13493 42-93567 23 Apr 1946 later 23-10, to AURI 15 Dec 1950
Q-11 13615 42-93678 2 Feb 1946 later 23-11, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-12 13210 42-93312 23 Apr 1946 later 23-12, accident Port Darwin 26 Mar 1947
Q-13 12664 42-92821 23 Apr 1946 later 23-13, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-14 11804 42-92047 29 Apr 1946 later 23-14, to AURI 7 Oct 1950
Q-15 9808 42-23946 23 Apr 1946 later 23-15, to AURI 15 Dec 1950
23-16 9583 42-23721 16 Feb 1946 to AURI 15 Dec 1950
018 26996/15552 X-4 12 Feb 1960 ex-Belgian K27, USAAF 43-49735, RAF KN215. back to KLu 2 Oct 1961, to PI-C643
019 33323/16575 X-5 12 Feb 1960 ex-Belgian K32, USAAF 44-76991, RAF KN636. back to KLu 2 Oct 1961, to XV-NIK
078 32613/15865 X-11 12 Feb 1960 USAAF 44-76281, RAF KN312. back to KLu 2 Oct 1961, w/o 28 June 1962
079 33285/16537 X-13 22 Feb 1960 USAAF 44-76953, RAF KN629. crashed in sea near Biak w/o 2 Jan 1961

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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