This photograph, from the Jennifer Gradidge
collection, is rare in that it shows a BOAC DC-3 in
the immediate post WW II period whereby the aircraft is showing no
airline identity other than the
Speedbird on the
nose. It was a former RAF Dakota III (FZ638) and was
civilianized in 1945.
It was one of the DC-3s absorbed by BEA when
that organization took over all European flights,
later operated by Air Anglia. It went to the British Virgin
Islands in 1980 as VP-LVM.
It was last sighted as a wreck in Puerto
Rico, ostensibly registered N195SP but still wearing its