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Author Topic: C-47 found in Siberia; 1947 Polar Aviation crash. Great color shots.  (Read 2723 times)
K.Ingraham
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« on: July 30, 2012, 06:15:58 PM »

Description lifted from the post:
"This Douglas C-47-DL, serial number 42-32892, factory 9118 was deliver to the US Air Force on February 24th 1943. It was then handed to the USSR Air Force on 12th march 1943 under the lend-lease programme, where it was given the ID ?USSR-H-328′. It was sent to the 7th Arctic Aviation Regiment of the 1st Air Division.
From the site: "According to order number OK/071 of April 16th 1943 it was enlisted by the Office of Polar Aviation to conduct ice reconnaissance. From October 22nd to November 1th 1943 it explored the Kara Sea under the command of the pilot, MA Titlova.
From 3th June to 24th July 1944 it made further sorties from bases in Anderme for further reconnaissance of the Kara Sea. In 1945 it was sent to the Chukotka Polar Air Arm where it was given the number A-3072.
One book describes the final fate of this aircraft.
?Emergency, Saturday April 13th 1947 in the area of the river Dudypty, North of the village Volochanka. Failure of the left engine. Successfully made a landing and sat for around twenty days, until discovered by the crew of F. Shatrova. 28 people survives, some with minor frostbite on their hands and face (mostly children). Commander Tyuikov, airborne radio operator Smirnov and seven passengers were missing ? they had gone in search of help in the snowy tundra and never returned.?

http://englishrussia.com/2012/07/23/russian-c-47-dakota-found-in-siberia/#more-105514

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Also cross-posted in the colors forum in the 'artic red' thread.
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66misos
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 08:12:45 PM »

Looks like red stars not painted over USAF stars but aside while original USAF stars overpainted by green (Olive Drab, AMT-4?). Seen also on some P-47.

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han9
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 02:38:18 PM »

Last year – 2016 – it was recovered. It is claimed to be the sole original American made and not a Soviet copy / ‘clone’ of this aircraft type in Russia. Watch:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--Ur3NKyUfM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEcS62TFT_I
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 08:32:55 PM »

Hi,
interesting, I remember that the painting of this plane were discussed here a pair of years ago. I hope they'll do a good restoration.
Regards
Massimo
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