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Dakota KN633

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Those killed were :-

  • Squadron Leader D.K. Hayes

  • Sign.II N. Tyson

  • Nav.II F. White

  • Flight Lieutenant P.G. Ballard

  • Major R. Q. Gaitley (Kings Regiment)

  • Construction number : 16569 / 33317
  • Delivered to USAAF as C-47B-35-DK 44-76985, May 24th, 1945
  • Lend-Lease to RAF ( via Montreal ) as Dakota IV KN633, May 29th, 1945
  • Assigned to Air Command South East Asia, June 18th, 1945 -- 52 Sqn, 353 Sqn, 48 Sqn, 110 Sqn
  • Was assigned to 110 Sqn, based at Kuala Lumpur, when it crashed after hitting trees during a SAR mission, 6 miles east of Rawang, Selangor, Malaya, November 12th, 1948
Crashed in the vicinity of crashed Spitfire TP231 which engaged in anti communist strike near Serendah town 25 miles north of Kuala Lumpur.

The crews were missing and their names were listed at Terendak Camp. In 2000, the wreck was found by MHG when we search for the missing Spitfire TP231. Most of her parts were salvaged by native people and send for scrap.


Dakota landing gear


Prop Gear

Two large of her engines and small fragments of parts strewn on a step ridge where KN633 hit the trees and crashed. Dakota KN633 was from RAF 110 Squadron based in Sungai Besi Airbase, Kuala Lumpur.


The wreck was found in late 1960s amid of Communist Activities still around. A clear 633 serial number can be seen

 

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