This post card was probably a coloring of a black and
white photo. Whatever, it is the only image
I have of this
historic Danish Air Lines DC-3. OY-DDA was one of a dozen similar
ated by DDL at
the time that SAS was born. This one became "Sven Viking" with Scandinavian
System. It was built as a C-47A-70-DL (42-100825) and was one of
the C-47As used in
support of the
allied landings over Normandy on D-Day It was later sold to
a broker and registered
in the US "foreign"
series as N9984F before returning stateside to become Piedmont
Pacemaker". It later went to the French Navy who
used 100825 as its serial number.
This aircraft has
been preserved and is on display at the Ligue D' Amitie Parachutist
Museum at St. Mere
Eglise, France. It has been modified back to full C-47A standard
and is painted
as it was during the
airborne assaults of June1944.