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Fifi Kate

Bob Martin

Joined September 2007

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Fifi Kate. (Photo taken at Lelystad Airport).
History
Built as Douglas C-47A-35-DL c/n 9700 42-23838 this aircraft started life as a military transporter during World War II, this aircraft was built for the US Air Force at the Douglas Long Beach plant and delivered on 14th June 1943. Later that year she was assigned to the 11th Air Force, in Alaska where she spent the remainder of her United States Air Force career.
In June 1946 she was sold to Mount McKinley Airfreight, based at Anchorage, Alaska.
Proctor and Gamble Ltd., converted her to a DC3 in 1950, fitting her out as an executive transport, based at Cincinatti where she operated for 18 years.
In June 1973 she was exported to Canada where she served with a number of Air Charter operators, until she was returned to the USA in February 1982 for use by Century Airlines, Pontiac, Michigan, as a freighter. ARM operated her out of Spain for three years following her export in 1992. Eventually she was exported to England.

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