Sad end for World War II veteran built as 43-17188 and transferred to the US Navy on delivery as bu 90389. Ending up with Biegert Aviation and used for aerial spraying, the company's DC-4 fleet remained stored at Chandler Memorial airport when the business closed down. Acquired by Brooks Fuel Inc of Alaska in 2001, it remained in place as a source of parts. After commercial operators were evicted from the airport in 2007, at airport was abandoned and the aircraft deteriorated and .became graffiti billboards.
Former Biegert Aviation aircraft abandoned and later set on fire by vandals in 2015 or 2016 resulting in the nose section separating from the rest of the fuselage. I believe the remains of this aircraft are still on the field in 2018.
Look at the damaged left wingtip. This occurred in January 2002 when sister-ship N67062 was being readied for a ferry flight to the March AFB Museum in Riverside, CA. One of N67062's main gear had sunk into the dirt and full power was applied to extract the aircraft. As the aircraft came out of the hole, the brakes malfunctioned and the No.4 prop sliced through the wingtip of N67040. The prop was changed and the ferry flight proceeded!