A 1944 Douglas C-47A / DC-3C D-Day and Market Garden veteran has hit the market.
This C-47A-5-DK was reportedly built in January 1944 by Douglas Aircraft Company at their plant in Oklahoma City and has the manufacturer serial number 12253 and tail number 42-92451. It was assigned by the USAAF on January 24, 1944, and was taken on charge by the Royal Air Force (RAF) at Dorval, Montreal, QC on February 4th 1944. It received RAF registration FZ668 and was ferried to England and assigned to 271 Squadron.
The listing states (in part):
Aircraft condition: Project, not airworthy, sold as is and without warranty. The aircraft is sold without engines / propellers / instruments / seats / elevators. Airframe: 43354 hours. No logbook but enough documents to get a new one issued. Airframe is in good condition and can be restored to airworthy condition. The buyer must pay a non refundable $750 deposit within 48h after the end of the auction.
The machine is located at CYHU – St-Hubert Airport in Montreal, Canada and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing, including the aircraft’s history.