Showa L2D Tabby (DC-3)   405                 Republic of China Air Force


                                          This rare shot is from the Hugo van de Garde collection and was taken at Canton in 1949, even
                                          as Communist troops were already fighting on the outskirts of the City.  World Air Forces expert
                                          Chris Thornburg advises that this aircraft was a Showa L2D.  Some 487 DC-3s were license-built
                                          in Japan between 1939 and 1945.  The fate of this aircraft is unknown.