Aviation Historian 19
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E.Wild - The graveyard shift
The author in a Douglas DC-3 in Somaliland during oil survey operations in December 1959.
Built as a C-47B and operated by the RAF as KN212 (and later XF749), DC-3 G-AMZF was acquired by Jersey Airlines in 1960, and was absorbed into the British United Airways fleet in August 1963, the same year it is seen here at Gatwick.
The author photographed G-AMZF over the distinctive Fort de Querqueville to the west of Cherbourg Harbour from his own DC-3 during an (extremely) unofficial photo-sortie in May 1964. In 1966 the aircraft was sold to a new owner in Canada as CF-RTY (later C-GCUW), its long career finally coming to an end in the early 1980s.