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1942 Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3) C/N 9371

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Latest photos of C-GWIR
  • C-GWIR @ YZF - On the ramp at Yellowknife, NWT. - by Murray Lundberg by Murray Lundberg @ YZF
  • C-GWIR @ CYZF - C-GWIR at Buffalo Air Base Yellowknife - by Michael Blair by Michael Blair @ CYZF
  • C-GWIR - Buffalo Airways DC-3 - by Andy Graf-VAP by Andy Graf-VAP
  • C-GWIR - Buffalo Airways DC-3 - by Andy Graf-VAP by Andy Graf-VAP

Airframe Info

Model:C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)    Search all Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Year built:1942
Construction Number (C/N):9371
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:N/A
Number of Engines:2
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp
Also Registered As:
42-23509  De-registered
OK-VAV  De-registered
N18262  De-registered
F-WSGY  De-registered
D-05  De-registered


Registration Number:C-GWIR
Mode S (ICAO24) Code:C07FA2
Certification Issued:1996-05-23
Current Status:Registered
Delivery Date:1994-12-08


Registration Type:Corporation
Owner:Buffalo Airways Ltd
Address:Hay River, Northwest Territorie X0E0R9

User Comments

Malcolm Clarke - Admin, 2014-01-06 06:32:30
 Delivered to USAAF Apr 13, 1943 being assigned to Oran, Algeria, on 29th of May, that same year. It served with the US 8th AF from Mar 12, 1944 until Sep 23, 1946. Bought by Czechoslovakian Ministry of Defense December 1950. Registered OK-VAV then D-05 for the Czech Air Force. In 1960 to French Air Force as '23509'. Stayed with French AF until 1973 and used various call signs such as FRAJN, FRAJR and FTEFK. In 1973 transferred to Rousseau Aviation and registered F-WSGY. Apr 13, 1974 reg. N18262 for export and ferry to Canada. Apr 13, 1974 registered GWIR to R. Caruthers.
Next to Aero Traders Western, 1976 back to Caruthers. Purchased by Alberta Northern Airlines Ltd in 1978. They used the DC-3 as an advertising platform outfitted with a huge electronic billboard under it's wing. Later in 1978 bought by Alberta Northern Leasing and leased by Northwest Territorial Air. Bought by Buffalo Airways Ltd Dec 1981. Leased back to Northwest Territorial Airways Apr1982. Returned to Buffalo at a unknown date. Aug 19, 2013 sustained damage in a forced landing Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF), Canada. after a stbd engine fire on take-off. (Joe Baugher)