Douglas, c/n 16931; Photographer: Joanna Poe, Munith, Michigan, USA, Location: North Canton, Ohio, USA, 2018
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Douglas, c/n 16931 / 34189, C-47D

Manufacturer: Douglas Latest Type:
Manufactured as:
Construction Number: 16931 / 34189 Year: 1945
Lastest Registration: N54599 Former Registrations: N54599 , N9853A
Nickname: "Ruptured Duck"
Airworthy: no ex. USAAF serial: 45-928
Owner: MAPS Air Museum,
North Canton, Ohio, United States of America
Location of the Plane: Location North Canton, Ohio, United States of America
Airport: Location KCAK, CAK, Akron Canton Regional Airport in Akron, United States
  • July, 1945: starting with the San Bernadino Air Material Center, Norton Army Air Field, California, USA
  • February, 1946: 555th AAF Base
  • October, 1946: 54th Reconnaissance (Long Range Weather) Squadron, where it was converted to a C-47D
  • October, 1962: dropped from the USAF inventory and picked up by the Moroccan Air Force
  • September: 1978: moved on to the private sector as it was purchased by Euroworld California, Inc. (later Vision Air International)
  • May, 1984: acquired by the Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation (MARC) of Chino, California, USA
  • September, 1991: the aircraft moved to its present location at MAPS Air Museum for restoration, ending with D-Day colors
  • information on the museum's website


last change: May 16, 2021

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