Built as C-47A
Built as a type C-47A-30-DL for the USAAF, and delivered on 1 June 1943 as 42-23766.
Handed over to the RAF on 18 June 1943 as FD906 and transferred to the SAAF on 2 July 1943 as 6802.
Sold to Crusader Airways and registered ZS-DDV on 28 April 1950.
After a short period with the airline, ZS-DDV was sold to Africair Limited who then sold it to BEA in October 1950 as G-AJXL.
It was subsequently re-registered as G-AMGD by BEA on 16 November 1950 and named “George Brackley”.
On 13 April 1960 it was acquired by Autair who leased it to Continental Air Services from April to November 1960.
G-AMGD served with Airlinks from November 1960 into 1961 and went to Skyways Coach Air in April 1961.
Autair then registered the aircraft with its subsidiary Autair (Rhodesia) Ltd on 30 November 1961 as VP-YTT. Shortly afterwards it went to Rhodesian Airways until the company ceased operations in 1965.
The aircraft was sold to National Airways Corporation in December 1965 as ZS-EKK.
In 1970 ZS-EKK was sold to Protea Airways and passed on to its subsidiary Swazi Air.
It was registered 3D-AAV in December 1971 and withdrawn from use by 2 August 1973.
It was sold to Comair who registered the aircraft ZS-IWL after a rebuild in June 1974.
It served with Comair until January 1983, when it was sold to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-AIA.
It is displayed (2009) in restored condition at the Ethiopian Airlines Headquarters at Bole Airport, Addis Ababa (Addis Abeba) painted as ET-T-1