Night Fright ‘lands’ at Coventry...

Pilot - - OLD TIMERS -

Con­tin­u­ing the story from May ‘Old Timers’, Philip and Char­lie Walker’s project to re­store Dou­glas C-47A 42-100521 Night Fright to fly in the D-day 75th an­niver­sary com­mem­o­ra­tions, took a ma­jor step for­ward on 25 April 2017, when its fuse­lage and cen­tre sec­tion ar­rived at Coventry Air­port by road from Southamp­ton Docks. Re­main­ing com­po­nents fol­lowed a few days later and soon af­ter they ar­rived Ben Cox and his team at Air At­lan­tique En­gi­neer­ing set to work to com­plete the restora­tion. The air­frame re­mains in very orig­i­nal con­di­tion and still car­ries scars from WWII. There is flak dam­age with its associated skin re­pair still ev­i­dent ad­ja­cent to the crew en­try door for ex­am­ple. Night Fright will be re­turned to its June 1944 con­fig­u­ra­tion and will be based at Mem­bury where it served with the 79th TCS USAAF. Re­port & photo: Tim Bad­ham www.face­­burymemo­ri­alflight

In good com­pany at Coventry, Night Fright was un­loaded in front of DC-3 G-ANAF and the DC-6 Diner

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