Remarks: One of two C54s which made the Atlantic crossing to North Weald about a month before I took this photo. They came across to take part in the making of a film or mini-series about the Berlin Airlift, but, four+ years later, the film/mini-series hasn't yet been made and the aircraft remain at North Weald.
Remarks: (18375) Originally delivered to the United States Army Air Force on 10/14/44 as 43-17175; transfered to Reconstruction Finance Corporation 11/45 as N34538; bought by Northwest Airlines on 12/5/45 as N95411; bought by Aircraft Holding Inc 4/11/61; bought by Air New-Mex Inc 4/14/61; bought by Transair Ltd 5/8/61 as CF-TAL; bought by Air Distribution Inc 11/7/73 as N401AD; bought by SFO Helicopter Airline 12/17/75; leased to Air Distribution Inc 8/76 nicknamed "Laurie"; bought by SFO Liquidating Trust 5/31/77; leased to Air Distribution Inc 5/31/77 nicknamed "Laurie"; bought by Air Cargo Enterprises 5/17/79; bought by Hayes International Corporation 5/17/79; leased to Air Distribution Inc 5/17/79 nicknamed "Laurie"; bought by Pacific Air Express 12/28/82; re-registered N301JT 3/83; wfu & stored Chandler-Memorial, AZ. (Nikon D70)
Remarks: N44194 C/n. 10630. Built 1945 Served with the US Navy untill 1972, Arrived in the UK Oct 2002 for a film about the Berlin Air Lift which never materialised hopefully still in flying condition?. "A beautiful old bird".