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calvin2000
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2008 - 09:37 AM UTC
Hi all,
Going through some pictures last weekend we found this one and it has nothing written on it bu Peterson Field here in Colorado Springs we don't know much else about it. Anyone know what the blue stripe on the aft fuselage was for. or anything else about the aircraft would be appreciated and I will note it on the back.
Thanks Kelly
thegirl
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2008 - 11:30 AM UTC
I know that it's a DC-3 , the blue stripe would be unit markings , not sure which one . or I could be wrong about the whole thing and just like to type !!!
calvin2000
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2008 - 11:45 AM UTC
huummmmm
I know it s a diesel 3.............. and that you like to type. aren't you building a P-38
Later,
Kelly
CaptainA
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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 02:13 PM UTC
What is that tail insignia? That might go a long way in figuring this picture out. (Sorry I cant see it to clear)
calvin2000
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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 02:51 PM UTC
This is the best I have of the tail. Its just not a clear picture unfortunuly hope it helps
thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 03:00 PM UTC
Are the tails numbers 5823 ?
CaptainA
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 12:06 PM UTC
Looks like an Eighth Air Force insignia, and the tail # does look like 5823. We can see it is Air Force, and not U S Army. So it is after the split. Maybe late 40s early 50s. It is most likely some sort of cargo plane. I would guess the band is a cargo unit identifier of some sort. You would probably be better off showing this to some Korean War USAF type for a better answer.
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 12:16 PM UTC
Could be part of the 10th Air Base Support Group (Air Force Academy) ?
calvin2000
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 01:20 PM UTC
Thanks I was not able to get the number the middle no. had me going. I am certain it had something to do with the Academy I wish I could ask whoever took the pic but no one is sure who took it....
kenner
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 01:23 PM UTC
My guess would be that it's a SAC band.
DonSS3
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Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 - 08:01 AM UTC
I'm with Kevin on this one, it definitely looks like a SAC tail band. According to Joe Baugher's web page, this is a C-47B (s/n 45-1123). It's definitely post-1947 (note the "United States Air Force" legend on the fuselage).

http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1945.html

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Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 - 12:06 PM UTC
It is a SAC (Strategic Air Command) stripe on the fuselage. The shape of the emblem on the tail looks like the SAC emblem also


C.
calvin2000
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Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 - 12:40 PM UTC
A c 47b and SAC is getting me to where I want to be I will note that on the photo I am guessing the Earlie 50's unfortunately so far I have not found any others taken at the same time but still bunch more pictures to go through.
Thanks a bunch for the help all
Kelly
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008 - 06:45 AM UTC
I found this if it helps.
Douglas C-47A-90-DL, S/N 43-15823 (c/n 20289) by 1955 was VT-AUS of Indian Airlines Corp.

Douglas C-47B-1-DK, c/n 25524/25823 (originally allocated c/n 14079/14378)

5823 is in both their numbers.




calvin2000
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008 - 11:53 AM UTC
That's really cool thanks a bunch
calvin2000
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008 - 12:00 PM UTC
went and did a search on the VT-AUS and found the following info that it was attacked by a vulture that came through the windshield and killed the co-pilot. near Lahore Pakistan.
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008 - 04:34 PM UTC
Ouch I've got a picture of my Dad sitting in a Kiowa I think in Vietnam.Same thing happened to the #2 but I've no idea what kind of bird.If I ever scan it on the computer I'll post it Bob
calvin2000
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 01:32 AM UTC
please do if you get a chance. I think people forget that a bird even a small one can bring down even our best airliners if it hits that one spot..
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Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008 - 07:15 AM UTC
That`s a really cool photo,but one thing puzzles me.How did a C-47 wind up with a SAC sash around it`s fuselage ?,i seem to remember reading once that only aircraft that carried nuclear weapons were allowed to sport this.
Is this true or was the author mis-informed ?.
DonSS3
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Posted: Monday, November 17, 2008 - 03:23 AM UTC
I think the author was mis- (un?) informed on that one. IIRC I've seen photos of Connies, HU-16s and B-17s with the sash, too.