Remarks: (10520) Delivered to United States Army Air Force on 1/12/45 as 42-72415; transfered to US Navy on 1/12/45 as Bua50865; transfered to US Marine Corps and converted to RC-54V; converted to C-54Q; Converted to C-54P; WFU & stored at Davis Monthan AFB 12/72; bought by Aircraft Specialties Inc 4/75 and re-registered N67019; leased by AMOCO 3/27/78; bought by Globe Air Inc 4/81; bought by Air Response 5/28/86; WFU & stored at Falcon Field. (Nikon D70)
Remarks: Bearing traces of its life in the US Navy and as a firebomber, this graceful aircraft still looks inpressive, despite her fading paint scheme. Actually now a C-54P, she started life in 1945 as a C-54B, C/N DC251, with the USAAF, carrying serial 42-72415. She was transferred to the USN that same year and took on the BuNo.50865. She was quickly transferred again, this time to the USMC and undertook various conversions from RC-54V, to C-54Q, and finally to C-54P. After twenty seven years of military service she was WFU and stored at Davis Monthan. Thankfully she survived and was sold to Aircraft Specialities Inc, as N67019, in April 1975. During her civil years she has also had spells with AMOCO, Globe Air Inc., and finally Air Response. A lot of her later years were spent fighting fires on the west coast states of the US. Now finally WFU and stored at Mesa, it looks like her flying days have sadly ended.