This Aéronautique Navale C-47 had been withdrawn from use by the mid 1980s, and was preserved at Nimes-Garons by 1986. It is seen here 23 years later, on display along the D42 road on the northwest side of the airbase. But it is no longer there. In early May 2010 the aircraft was dismantled and trucked off to Lorient airbase for display there. It arrived at Lorient on May 6th, and following some restoration work and a repaint it had been placed on display at the base by September 2010.
This aircraft had been 01977 with the USMC. After a long civil career, including survey flying in Canada as C-FYED, it returned to the US in 1989. The basic livery seen in the photo is the one it wore in Canada, with the addition of US roundels and USMC titles. The former serial has been incorrectly painted as 09177. N141U has since been reregistered N193DP and received a stylish civil paint scheme.
It later spent some time on static display on the Frankfurt am Main airport spectators terrace. When that closed down it moved to the Visitors Park park at Munich Airport and was painted as HB-IRN. Still there as of 2019.