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C-47 TICO Belle, this aircraft is kept airworthy by The Valiant Air Command in Florida. From the Normandy invasion to Cherbourg, to Arnhem, to Bastogne, to the Berlin Airlift and much more, this aircraft was there.

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This C-47 was owned by the Canadian Environment Dept registered as C-GRSR. It was actually FZ692 an RAF Serial. This aircraft is a Normandy Veteran of 233 Sqn RAF which delivered the 3rd Parachute Battalion to Normandy. 233 Sqn aircraft towed the gliders which took Pegasus Bridge. The aircraft was later used by 437 RCAF. The aircraft was donated to the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum and they intend to restore it to its original war time service markings. Pics thans to Stephen Mills.

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In March 2006, Malta Aviation Museum acquired this DC3 from Medavia of Safi. Currently this aircraft is on display in the Main Exhibition Hangar. The intention is to restore it into a passenger DC3 airliner using parts from both Dakotas they have. The condition of the aircraft, which last flew 15+ years ago, is good on the inside but its exterior needs several repairs especially in the centre section. Pics thanks to Mike Costello.

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Malta Aviation Museum's second Dakota was built in 1944 and served with the USAF for 10 years before being donated to the Museum by the National Tourism Organisation Malta on 26th April 1996. It had been in storage at the Fire Fighting School Hal Far for 10 years. Pics thanks to Mike Costello.

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