Alexandre Avrane, of Aerotransport Data Base, kicked off in search of the identity of this DC-3:
"Approximate location is 6 05 N 62 38 W which is not far from the Salto Angel (Under cloud cover with Google-Earth).
|Nicolai Musante had a look, blew this one up in Photoshop, tweaked the contrast on..
"The reg under the wing looks like it ends on “LBO”… that would make it YV-C-LBO c/n 9061 !!!"
YV-C-LBO c/n 9061
|The history I found on Joe Baugher's website (http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1942_2.html ):
42-32835 (c/n 9061)
to USAAF Feb 11, 1943 - USA - RFC Jan 13, 1946.
To civil registry as NC54727 (Pan American Airways Mar 18, 1946), TI-17 (LACSA May 14, 1946).
Seized by Nicaragua govmt Apr 24, 1948), transfered to LANICA as AN-ADJ.
To N5515A Jan 21, 1958 for resale to LEBCA as YV-C-LBO Aug 30, 1960.
Cancelled 1966, wfu.
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