Built in 1945 and registered as CF-BEM. To N1037Z in 1979. Preserved at Barksdale AFB, LA marked as 43-5314 by 1991. Badly damaged when it was hit by a car around 1994 and removed. The museum is now called Barksdale Global Power Museum.
Delivered to the Army Air Force as 45-1098 just after the end of World War II, this C-47 was quickly passed through the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in December 1945. First flying in Venezuela, the aircraft returned to the USA in 1950 flying for several small carriers until bought by Basler Aviation in 2006. After turbo conversion it was sold to present owner Airborne Support in July 2009.
Dedicated to Col. Richard 'Pop' Keirn, Lt.Col. Roscoe 'Ross' Fobair and SMSgt O.J. Neal. Keirn and Fobair were the first victims of a SAM-missile during the Vietnam War, when their F-4C-20-MC 63-7599 was shot down on 24/07/1965. Fobair was unfortunately not able to eject, and died when the F-4C crashed. Keirn managed to eject, but was captured. He spent 7,5 years at the 'Hanoi Hilton', before being released during Operation Homecoming on 12/02/1973.