Douglas C-47B Skytrain    TY-AAB          Benin Air Force            (c/n  15891/32639)


                                     This photo is by Hugo van de Garde taken at Abidjan in the Ivory Coast whilst the Benin AF
                                     machine was in for maintenance,      Hugo spent the better part of the 1970s in West Africa.
                                     This aircraft was a late model C-47B-25-DK originally destined to be 44-76307, but went
                                     under Lend-Lease to the RAF as Dakota IV KN330 in February 1945.  It was transferred
                                     to the MAAG (Military Aircraft Assistance Group) in June of 1953, presumably in France.
                                     When Benin acquired its independence in 1960, TJ-AAB was one of seven C-47s supplied
                                     by France to its embryo air force.