TY-AAB Benin Air
This photo is by Hugo van de Garde taken at
Abidjan in the Ivory Coast whilst the Benin AF
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.