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OO-VDF

 

Douglas C-47A-25DL Skytrain  (9410)

 

 
Date: 11/05/1968

Location: LGW/EGGK

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this airframe was the first C-47 purchased by Delta Air Transport and arrived at Anwerp airport on December 18 1967 still registered "PH-DAC" of previous operator "Schreiner Airways". It came in the Belgian register on January 8 1968 and here seen such still wearing the colors of its previous operator.

Date: 09/1968

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: here seen with a sticker of KLM on its nose as it was used on the Amsterdam run which began with this airframe on September 3 1968.

Date: 09/1968

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: with sistership OO-AUX.

Date: 10/1969

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: by October 1969, the belly became metallic.

Date: 10/1969

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: detail of the KLM sticker.

Date: 08/1970

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after a maintenance visit at Prestwick between March - June 1970 it emerged in the new livery. It was probable the very first member receiving it after the ownership of DAT changed hands to CMB on April 1 1970 with the orange colors being the trademark of this Antwerp based maritime group.

Date: 08/1970

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: summer 1970, a beautifull line-up of three DC3 airframes of DAT in three different liveries with from front to back: OO-VDF in the updated colors of DAT, OO-AVG in basic Martin Air Charter colors and OO-CBU in the old colors of DAT with yellow cheatline. On the extreme left a fourth DC3 OO-AUX can be recognized wearing the other old colors of DAT with a red cheatline.

Date: 1970

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: lovely approach for runway 11 at Deurne.

Date: 09/1971

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: taxiing for departure and wearing near the nose a "51 International Service Club" logo which was first noted in September 1971.  In the far back right side an ex Belgian Air Force C-47 "OT-CNB" who serviced as club house for a local Antwerp soccer team.

Date: 09/1971

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: detail of this logo (see also with OO-EVG). On September 19 1972 it officially made its final commercial flight for DAT and left Antwerp on November 17 of the same year for open storage at Brussels.

Date: 08/1973

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Frank Ebeling

Description: it was cancelled as "N6907" on December 16 1972 but was still seen as "OO-VDF" in storage at Brussels on March 23 1973. However in August 1973 it was ferried to Wevelgem for overhaul and is seen here just before its departure with the "DAT" titles and Belgian regi wiped out and a provisional painted American regi.

Date: 04/1975

Location: KJK/EBKT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after two years of storage / overhaul at Wevelgem, it left for the States on May 26 1975 in basic old style Sabena colors.

 

Belgian register