My first posting on this site and it's a call for help! My Father-in-law JC Clifton "Tip" Holborn now deceased, flew Dakota KG 354 # 437 Squadron, during WW2. The aircraft is currently in Anchorage Alaska US civil # N59314. In settling my mother-in-law's estate we found some of Tip's service records and an album of old photos from that time. One photo shows Admiral Von Freideburgh disembarking the aircraft, it is captioned Reims, France and dated May 11, 1945. I was told by a friend of Tips that Tip flew German Chief of Staff Alfred Jodl as well. Another photo labelled "The Crew" identifies them as "Cliff - Lou - Kitch - Denny". Denny I know to be Trevor Dennison Broad who stood in for Tip when I married my wife, Tip's oldest daughter. We had very little knowledge of Tip's duties until we found these records and photos. Tip married a British girl during the war and returned home to Canada. After a few years on the family farm near Shedden Ontario he re-enlisted and a few years later passed away while serving the RCAF at North Bay. I'm trying to put together a journal for family members commemorating Tip's war involvement. Any information anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. I have contacted Archives Canada for what ever they may have. Thank you for reading this and for any history you collectively may be able to offer.
- This is a current photo of KG 354 as of December 2013.
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My great uncle was an airborne engineer who jumped on Dday and I’ve got recorded that his plane was KG 354, which obviously matches with your plane
I was wondering if you had any information that could confirm this to be the same aircraft