Friday, June 10, 2011

Photo of the Day / USAF C-54D

This C-54D (10697/DC428) 42-75592 was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Force on May 3, 1945 and immediatly transferred to the U.S. Navy as R5D-3 Bua 56511. In 1962 it was converted to a VC-54S and served in this capacity until December 1970 when it was WFU and stored at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. The aircraft was sold out of storage on February 21, 1975 and saw numerous owners until being bought by the South Dakota Air & Space Museum in December 1995 and placed on perminate display at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

(Photo by Joe G. Walker)  

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