Aviation Photo #1874542 Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) - Welcome To The Islands Of The Bahamas

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Twelve years of research has provided the history and identity of this airframe. After RAF wartime service, this DC-3 entered airline service in Venezuela until an accident in 1954. On 17Jan69 entered service with Fuerza Aérea Panameña as FAP-201. Sold in 1984 & registered N4683U. Becoming the Nassau Airport entrance welcome sign after a period of storage here. Removed in 2003 for a role in the film ‘Into The Blue’. The airframe minus its wings was lowered into a large tank 29Jan04 for underwater scenes.
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    Martin Pole
    Welcome To The Islands Of The Bahamas
    Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
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    N4683U
    Nassau - Lynden Pindling International (Windsor Field)
    Bahamas
    August 22, 1998
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