N12907, donated by Saber Cargo Airlines on their demise

Jeff "Sirius" Rankin-Lowe wrote me in May 2005 about the history of C-47 c/n 15742/27187, as displayed (at time of writing) in Carolinas Air Museum at Charlotte IAP,NC (see link below).

"Here's what I have on CAF 12907:

- initial incorrect c/n 15742
- corrected c/n 27187
- delivered to USAAF as C-47B-20-DK, s/n 43-49926, 19.1.45
- t/o/s by RAF as Dakota Mk IV, s/n KN258, 23.1.45
- to U.K., 13.2.45
- to 233 Sqdn (RAF), ?.3.45
- to 435/436 Sqdns (RCAF)*, 7.9.45
- to 436 Sqdn (RCAF)*, (date unknown)
- to 435 Sqdn (RCAF)*, 17.3.46
- to RCAF as Dakota Mk IV, s/n KN258, 7.4.46
- t/o/s by RCAF as KN258, 20.7.46
- converted to Dakota 4MSR, (date unknown)
- incorrectly wore "258", (date unknown)
- serial corrected to KN258, (date unknown)
- reserialled as 12907, effective 26.6.70
- stored (Saskatoon), 18.11.71
- to Winnipeg (for use by CFANS and/or CFS), ?.6.72
- to Cold Lake, ?.8.72
- named "Miss Piggy", (date unknown)
- to Winnipeg, 1974
- to training aid A754, 27.10.76
- to Air Reserve Technical Training Unit, 1976
- reactivated to flying status, 18.7.84
- wfu 31.3.89
- s/o/s 17.1.90
- to CADC, 1990
- to Fleming Corp as N92BF, 9.8.91
- reregistered as N12907, 21.4.95
- operated in RCAF colour scheme and markings
- to ? as N12907, (date unknown)
- painted in USAAF D-Day markings, (date unknown)
- to Saber Cargo Airlines as N12907, 21.4.95
- badly damaged (Charlotte IAP, Charlotte, NC; starboard main gear collapsed; nosed over), 26.9.00

* The aircraft was still in the RAF's inventory when assigned to these RCAF squadrons."

Jeff Rankin-Lowe

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