LV-FSA, Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando, c/n 30323-CU859

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LV-FSA, Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando, c/n 30323-CU859
42-96661, USAAF - Delivered from the Curtiss-Wright factory in Buffalo, NY. 03.08.44
Bu.No.39546, US MARINE CORPS (as Curtiss R5C-1) 03.08.44
 - NAS San Diego, CA. Assigned to Homeland Defense Network (HDN), MAG-35. 03.08.44
 - Assigned to VMR-953, based at Corvallis AAF, OR. 29.09.1944
 - Moved with VMR-953 to MCAS Ewa, HI. 30.09.44
 - Operated flights extending into Pacific combat areas including Leyte in December 1944 and Okinawa in May 1945.
 - Assigned to MAG-35 Service Squadron (Servron-35). 01.1946
 - wfu & std at South Weymouth 08.1946
 - Wfu & Stored at NAS Litchfield Park, AZ. 12.1946
N3943A, L B Smith Aircraft Corp 06.56
LV-PBH, pasavante, del 06.10.56
LV-FSA, Aerovías Monder SRL 06.11.56
 - Austral Compañía de Transportes Aéreos "Caiquén" 16.01.59
 - Aerovías Halcón 1966
 - accidentado en El Zorro, Bs.As., 03.09.68 - aterrizaje de emergencia
N8040Y, Aircraft Line Maintenance 07.79
W/O - Accidentado en el cerro Tupungato, Chile, 04.08.79 - colisión contra el terreno durante la primera etapa del ferry a Aircraft Line Maintenance en Miami. Cinco víctimas fatales.
Roll Out: Austral nació hace 50 años con C-46

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