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An unknown quantity, possibly about a dozen, Lisunov Li-2s (licence-built Douglas DC-3s) was supplied to North Korea. At least two Li-2s were operated by the airline Chosonminhang with the/registrations 501 and 504 respectively. Li-2s also saw service with the North Korean arm, and were reportedly still operational in 1983. An undated colour photo of one Li-2, (serial number 504), shows a pod mounted beneath the rear fuselage, possibly indicating survey or aerial photography gear.
Interestingly, one Li-2 was painted in false USAF markings, and used as a backdrop in the 1978 propaganda film Nameless Heroes, starring US Army defector Joseph Dresnok. Excerpts of Nameless Heroes was shown in the 2007 TV-documentary Crossing the line.
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- World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
- Lisunov Li-2: The Soviet DC-3 – Red Star Volume 27 (Yefim Gordon & Dmitry Komissarov)
- DC-1, DC-2, DC-3: The First Seventy Years (Jennifer Gradidge)
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See other operators of the Lisunov Li-2 'Cab'