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C-54 SKYMASTER/44-9144
"Spirit Of Freedom"



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Serial #: 44-9144
Construction #: 27370
Civil Registration:
  N48163
  N904DS
  C-GQIB
  N500EJ
  Model(s):
  C-54E
  R5D-4 Skymaster
Name:
  Spirit Of Freedom
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2004

History:
Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps as 44-9144.
- BOC: March 1945.
- SOC: May 30, 1945
Transferred to U.S. Navy as R5D-4/BuNo. 90414.
- BOC: May 30, 1945.
- SOC: ????
A.A.A.P. Co Inc, 19??.
- Registered as N48163.
Registered as N904DS by ???, 19??.
Carl Millard/Millardair, Canada, Apr. 1978-1990.
- Registered as C-GQIB.
- Ferried auto parts between Toronto and Detroit.
Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, Farmingdale, NJ, Dec. 22, 1992-2004.
- Registered as N500EJ.
- Restored to airworthy.
- Flown as "Spirit of Freedom".

Source(s):
Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation
Photo Source(s):
Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation
Pat Carry.
Mick Bajcar via Airliner.net.
Caz Caswell.

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