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C/N 20475 
 
ZS-LVR
 
C-47A-90-DL
 
 
Has a long nose.
 
 
At one stage had P&W R-1830-94 engines.
 
 
7 June 1944 delivered to USAF as 43-16009. It was deployed to Air Transport Command in Alaska in June 44. It had reportedly force landed in a snowstorm during 1944 and was salvaged when the snow melted in 1948. It ended up with Salvage Elmendorf, AK on 16 August 1948.
 
November 1953 it was registered as N4766C for Northern Consolidated Air Lines Inc (November 1953 to 1956)
 
Went to the Colorado Interstate Gas Company
 
To the Electric Autolite Company as N950
 
February 1968 it was registered N5000E for the Swiflite Aircraft Corporation
 
Leased to Western Geophysical until 1975
 
14 January 1976 to by Aero Service Corp. Houston, Texas
 
January 1989 went back to Starflite Corp. of Miami
 
14 September 1990 the registration N5000E was cancelled.
 
September 1990 registered ZS-LVR for Bazaruto Air Charter at Lanseria, South Africa.
 
Operated by National Airways
 
Given the name "Memphis Belle"
 
Owned by Nelair of Nelspruit.
 
Purchased by Skyclass Aviation in June 2008 and ferried from Nelspruit to Rand Airport.

Purchased by Indigo Aviation of Tanzania in late 2009.
 
Ferried to Tanzania in early 2010 and registered 5H-LVR
 
Contributed by John Austin-Williams
7 February 2010
 
 
C/N 20475
N5000E Aero Service
Santa Barbara, California Airport 9 October 1982
Photograph: Brian Lockett Goleta Air & Space Museum
 
C/N 20475
N5000E at Lanseria Airport 1 September 1990
Photograph: Omer Mees
C/N 20475
N5000E at Lanseria Airport 1 September 1990
Photograph: Omer Mees
C/N 20475
ZS-LVR at Lanseria Airport December 1990
Photograph: Omer Mees
 
C/N 20475
 ZS-LVR at Lanseria Airport December 1990
Photograph: Omer Mees
20475 ZS-LVR DC3 FALA fire damaged john miller
C/N 20475
 ZS-LVR
Damaged by fire.
At Lanseria Airport
Rumour has it that the fire started when attempts were made to steal Avgas from the aircraft.
20475 ZS-LVR Nelspruit 21 July 2003 Thomas Posch
C/N 20475
ZS-LVR
Memphis Belle
Nelair Charters & Travel
At Nelspruit Airport 21 July 2003
Photograph: Thomas Posch
C/N 20475
ZS-LVR
Memphis Belle
Nelair Charters & Travel
At Nelspruit Airport May 2007
Photograph: Karel Zaayman
20475 zs-lvr 8 February 2006 JIA Timothy Webster 1C/N 20475
ZS-LVR
Memphis Belle
Nelair Charters & Travel
At Johannesburg International Airport 8 February 2006
Photograph: Timothy Webster
20475 zs-lvr 8 February 2006 JIA Timothy Webster 2
C/N 20475
ZS-LVR
Memphis Belle
Nelair Charters & Travel
At Johannesburg International Airport 8 February 2006
Photograph: Timothy Webster
20475 ZS-LVR john miller
C/N 20475
ZS-LVR
Memphis Belle
With Table Mountain in the background
20475 ZS-LVR Nelspruit 5 July 2008 Thomas Posch
C/N 20475
ZS-LVR
Memphis Belle
Nelair Charters & Travel
At Nelspruit Airport 5 July 2008
Photograph: Thomas Posch
C/N 20475
ZS-LVR
Little Doug
Rand Airport September 2008.
Photograph: Bruce Perkins
C/N 20475
ZS-LVR
Rand Airport June 2009
Photograph: Bruce Perkins


20475 5H-LVR Zanzibar Duncan Kirk 7-27-10 (1)C/N 20475 
5H-LVR
 
Zanzibar 27 July 2010
 
Photograph: Duncan Kirk


 
20475 5H-LVR  Zanzibar Duncan Kirk 7-27-10
C/N 20475
5H-LVR
Zanzibar 27 July 2010
Photograph: Duncan Kirk


 
20475 5H-LVR Dar es Salaam Rob Gobac -01
C/N 20475
 
5H-LVR
Sadly in poor condition as standing out in the harsh African climate takes its toll!
 
Dar es Salaam 27 February 2016
GPS -6.869046, 39.205634
 
Photograph: Rob Gobac

 
20475 5H-LVR Dar es Salaam Rob Gobac -02
C/N 20475
5H-LVR
Sadly in poor condition as standing out in the harsh African climate takes its toll!
Dar es Salaam 27 February 2016
GPS -6.869046, 39.205634
Photograph: Rob Gobac
 
 
 

 
 
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