FILM FRIDAY – Main Street, Houston, Sept. 29, 2016

Dakotas (of the Douglas variety). Douglas C-47 / Dakota x 2: the one mainly in view is KK169 (ex-RAF, s/n 43-49599), while the rudder on the left belongs to s/n 43-49111. Both are genuine WWII veterans, having served with the RAF and the USAAF respectively, before being handed over to the Hellenic Air Force in 1947. KK169 was actually the first C-47 to be delivered to the Greeks, and was even used as a bomber during the Greek Civil War. Both withdrawn from service in the 1970s. Tatoi, Greece, August 2016.