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Douglas DC-3 (N147AZ) - Thunder and Lightning Over Arizonabr /Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizonabr /6 Nov 21
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Douglas DC-3 (N147AZ)


Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona
Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona
6 Nov 21


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Greg ByingtonPhoto Uploader
"Old Number 30"
N147AZ, Douglas DC3C, SN: 9380
Joe Baugher:
42-23518 Douglas C-47A-20-DL (MSN 9380) to USAAF Apr 19, 1943. 5/14/43: Ferried to Oran, Algeria. 5/19/43: To 11th Troop Carrier Squadron, 60th Troop Carrier Group, initially at Theirsville, Algeria, Ghris Airfield. 7/9/43: Towed a British Glider From El Djem strip B for Operation Ladbroke to Syrecusa, south east tip of Sicily. 7/13/43: Dropped British paratroopers for Operation Fustain at Catania, Sicily. Continued to operate out of Italy and Sicily throughout the war. 3/44: Supported operations into Yugoslavia. Operations included; dropping supplies, transporting wounded partisans, inserting and extracting Joes, dropping of propaganda leaflets and even inserted mules with riders. 5/13/45: Began ferrying back to USA via Trinidad and Brazil, landing at Morrison Army Air Field, West Palm Beach, FL on 9/23/45. 10/29/45: To RFC, Bush Army Air Field, GA. to War Assetts Admininistration Feb 15, 1946 Contracted to American Air Express for work on the airframe. Removed all the military equipment such as static lines, litter supports, parapac equipment and outside army stowage fittings. - NC53426 Glen H McNew Coral Gables, FL, Jun 10, 1947 (poss. t/a American Air Express) - cancelled Jun 1, 1948. 6/48: To Sociedad Aeronautica Medellin S. A.(SAM), Colombia, with c/r HK-505- N3938C Howard J Korth, Miami Springs, FL Aug 3, 1951 - Wings Inc Aug 18, 1951 - New York Airways Corp Feb 4, 1952 - Reregistered N66W May 16, 1952 - Wings Inc 0ct 31, 1952 -- Hoover Vacuum Co, North Canton, OH Nov 3, 1952 - Reregistered N5V Nov 2, 1952 - Ohio Aviation, Vandalia, OH 0ct 27, 1967 - Reregistered N5144 Nov 20, 1967 - Jack Adams Aircraft Sales Feb 19, 1968 - Reregistered N514X Aug 12, 1968 - Radcliffe Investment Co. Aug 16, 1968 - In Apr 1969 outfitted with Beechcaft air conditioner, APU, Stereo, and TV. Keystone Acft Sales Jun 1, 1971 - Mid-American Housing Inc Sep 1, 1971 - Inflight engine fire led to gear up landing at New Braunfels, TX Oct 11, 1971, incurring substantial damage. Tradewinds Aircraft Supply Co Nov 18, 1971 - T C & E Realty Inc and Luther and McDuff Jul 11, 1972 - Rio Airways Inc and Luther and McDuff Nov 6, 1973 - Rio Airways Inc ~ John B McDuff 0ct 10, 1975 - R E Pockrus, Port Isabel, TX Jul 31, 1979 - Master Gerald Inc, Port Isabel, TX Sep 7, 1979 - ADA Industrial Building Corp. bought 0ct 2, 1979 - Reregistered N53ST Apr 4, 1980 - To ADA Aircraft Museum Inc, Oklahoma City, bought May 30, 1984 - later at Liberal Air Museum, KS - Birmingham Electric Battery Co, Birmingham, AL bought Dec 3, 1992. 9/15/93: Weisner Inc, Englewood, CO. 7/97: C.B. Air, Englewood, CO (registered N53ST 3/24/98). 8/15/98: Air Care International Inc, Goleta, CA. UNK: Prescott Precision Die Inc, Prescott, AZ. 11/30/99: Prescott DC3 Inc, Prescott, AZ. UNK: To Commemorative Air Force—Arizona Wing, Falcon Field, Phoenix, AZ. 8/24/15: American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum, Dallas, TX. 2/5/16: reregistered N147AZ.
See: https://www.azcaf.org/
Gary Schenauer
Is that a KC-135 back there?
Greg ByingtonPhoto Uploader
Yup, it is!
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