SP-LCD  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G                        (c/n 19499/33345)


                                         This was the lead aircraft of the 302nd TCS on D-Day, dropping members of the 1st and 2nd
                                         Battalion of the Parachute Regiment.      A former C-47A80-DL, (43-15033), it was released
                                         to LOT in 1947 as a freighter.  Rare shot above from my Polish source, Wydawnictwo Stratus.
                                         Like most of these early LOT DC-3s it was leased to Iranair in 1949.   Following its return it led
                                         a varied life first as OY-AIA, then to the Armee de l'Air, then as F-WSGN, then N18261 with
                                         various owners in the US, and finally to Canada initially as CF-IAX.   It was written off in a crash
                                         taking off from remote Chisabisi Airport on James Bay on 10 December 1976 whilst with Austin
                                         Airways as C-FAIX.