Monday, February 7, 2011

DC-3 N58NA in the WWII Museum in New Orleans

This historic DC-3 is now hanging from the ceiling in the WWII museum in New Orleans. This aircraft served with the 9th Air Force / 4th Pathfinder Squadron during WWII.

Following the war the aircraft was sold to the Finnish Air Force where it served until 1970. In 1976 it participated in the filming of "A Bridge Too Far". In 1985 it was sold to a small US cargo company and served as a cargo carrier with various small companies until it was sold to the museum in 2006.

I personally had the distinct honor of flying this aircraft all over the US and Canada in the late 1990's early 2000's. Despite its high time it was the best flying aircraft in our fleet of DC-3's .

More pictures in the Smugmug gallery.

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