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  C-41  Serial Number 38-502  

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas as DC-3A 1830-94 powered by two 1,200 hp ) Pratt & Whitney R-1830-21 radial engines. Constructors Number 2053.

Wartime History
Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) as C-41 serial number 38-502. Order Number AC11137. Used as a VIP transport. Used by by Air Corps Chief General Oscar Westover. Later, used by General Hap Arnold. During 1945, to RFC as surplus.

Postwar
Sold to Southern Airways and registered in the United States as NC15473. Afterwards, to CAA as N12 then to the FAA as N43. During 1978, registration N9416A was reserved but never assigned.

Next to Southeast Missouri State University registered as N54595. Then to Otis Spunkmeyer Air and registered as NC41HQ.

During 1994, flown to Europe for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Restored by Aerometal International Inc. completed during 2016. Owned by Mid America Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant, TX as airworthy on April 21, 2016. Registered as N41HQ.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - C-41 38-502

Vimeo "1939 Douglas C-41A Returned to the Skies"
FAA Registry - Douglas DC3A 1930-94 N41HQ

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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