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Serial Number Criteria: 42-72560
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-72540 ... 42-72639 (EXACT MATCH)
Douglas C-54D-5-DC Skymaster
MSN 10645/10744
72540 (MSN 10645) converted to SC-54D.  Damaged Feb 4, 1948 in Alaska.  Damaged in ground accident Jan 20, 1951
at Tachikawa AB, Japan.  To MASDC Jun 22, 1966.
72543 (MSN 10648) damaged Aug 12, 1952 in Japan.  To civil registry in Spain as EC-BQK.  To Spanish AF as T4.2
72546 (MSN 10651) to US Navy as BuNo 56503
72547 (MSN 10652) converted to SC-54D
72548 (MSN 10653) to MASDC as CC201 Oct 1, 1971.  To civil registry as N4994H. Later to Buffalo Airways in 
NW Territories, Canada as CF-BAA (old-style registration, not C-FBAA)
To Aero Union Corp as N4994H
72550 (MSN 10655) to N56412, and then to China Air registered as 
B-1012. Bought by Air America/CAT in November of 1965 for approximately 
$160,000.00.  Leased to China Air of Taipei in July 1971.  Put into inactive 
storage at Tainan Feb. 29, 1972 through November 1973.  Sold to Air 
Distribution Inc., Honolulu, HI on Nov. 13, 1973, reregistered as N402AD. 
This company went bankrupt in 1975 and the aircraft was again stored at 
Tainan with Air Asia. Feb. 25, 1976 sold to Air Asia, withdrawn from use and 
stored September 1977.
72551 (MSN 10656) converted to TC-54D. To MASDC Mar 28, 1966
72552 (MSN 10657) crashed Nov 12, 1946 in Portezuelo del Cerro Pelado, 30 km NW from the city of Mendoza, 
province of Mendoza, Argentina, after take off. It belonged to the American Air Mission 
in Chile. 9 members of crew, 1 serious injury, 7 injured
72553 (MSN 10658) crashed on approach Atsugi, Japan May 29, 1947.  40 killed.
72555 (MSN 10660) converted to SC-54D. Damaged Feb 6, 1952 in Alaska.  To MASDC Jul 22, 1965
72556 (MSN 10661) to US Navy as BuNo 56504.
72557 (MSN 10662) damaged Aug 25, 1950 in Ohio.  To MASDC Dec 5, 1969.  To South Korean AF in 1970.
72558 (MSN 10663) crashed Jan 16, 1953 on approach to Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland.  13 killed  
72559 (MSN 10664/DC395) was one of 38 C-54s internally stripped for hauling
coal during Berlin Airlift and redesignated C-54M.  To Portuguese Air Force under MDAP bought Jul 1959, 
registered 7501. W/o 26 Jul 1962 when it crash-landed into the sea during the approach to Gando Air Base, 
Las Palmas, Spanish Canary Islands.  Another source has this aircraft after the Portuguese continuing on as 
C-GCXG and then N65397. But this aircraft (C-GCXG and then N65397) was actually Douglas C-54D-1-DC Skymaster 
MSN 10644/DC375 originating as 42-72539. It appears the similarity of the serial numbers may have caused 
their confusion.
72560 (MSN 10665) to US Navy as R5D-3 56505 in Apr 1945.  .
72562 (MSN 10667) to MASDC Sep 3, 1965.  To South Korean AF in 1966
72564 (MSN 10669) converted to SC-54D.  to MASDC Jul 30, 1966.  To civil registry as N1543Z, N143ZL, then HK-1808.
Registered as XA-ACE (Mexicana).  To Aeronorte Colombia as HK-1808.
Crashed near La Macarena, Colombia after engine failure Jun 19, 1996.
72565 (MSN 10670) to FAA as N82 in 1964.  To N8220 in 1969.  Scrapped at Sebring, FL
72566 (MSN 10671) converted to SC-54D.  Wrecked at Bilbao, Spain in 1961.
72567 (MSN 10672) converted to SC-54D.  To MASDC Apr 8, 1966
72568 (MSN 10673) converted to SC-54D.  To US Navy as BuNo 56506.  
72569 (MSN 10674) converted to SC-54D
72570 (MSN 10675) crashed in bad weather 10 mi SE of Shillong,
India Oct 7, 1945.
72571 (MSN 10676) damaged Oct 1, 1948 in West Germany.  To MASDC Sep 9, 1965.  To South Korean AF in 1966
72572 (MSN 10677) lost Dec 24, 1947, Goose Bay, Labrador
72575 (MSN 10680) converted to SC-54D
72576 (MSN 10681) to US Navy as BuNo 56507
72577 (MSN 10682) to TC-54D.  To MASDC Nov 17, 1966.
72578 (MSN 10683) damaged Feb 19, 1952 in Greenland.  To MASDC Sep 29, 1965.  Declared excess Apr 6, 1970.  To Turkish AF
72580 (MSN 10685) to US Navy as BuNo 56509
72581 (MSN 10686) suffered structural failure at Shamsherngar
AAB, India May 29, 1945.  Details and consequences not
known.  To Turkish AF Dec 12,1959 as ETI-581 
72582 (MSN 10687) to MASDC Sep 27, 1964.  Declared excess Apr 6, 1970. 
72584 (MSN 10689) to RAF as KL981, then to US Navy as BuNo 92002 
Jul 1946
72585 (MSN 10690) to RAF as KL982.  The reference that it went to
US Navy as BuNo 91997 may be incorrect.  42-72532 went to US Navy as 91997.
72586 (MSN 10691) converted to SC-54D
72587 (MSN 10692) to US Navy as BuNo 56508
72588 (MSN 10693) to US Navy as BuNo 56510
72589 (MSN 10694) assigned to 1604th Air Base Wing at Kindley AFB, Bermuda Jul 1961-May 1964.
72590 (MSN 10695) converted to HC-54D.  Assigned to 57th ARS, Najes AFB, Azores, Portugal in 1964.  Used by NASA
to train Gemini spacecraft recovery crews.  Was filming paradrops by pararescue crews training for the delivery
and installation of Gemini capsule flotation collars off Castle Harbour, Bermuda Jul 29, 1964 when
collided with HC-97G 52-2773 and crashed into the sea.
72591 (MSN 10696) damaged in ground accident May 29, 1950 at Tachikawa AB, Japan.  To MASDC
72592 (MSN 10697) to US Navy as BuNo 56511. 
72594 (MSN 10699) Assigned to 1st Strategic Support Squadron [SAC], Biggs AFB, TX .
Assigned to 3902nd Air Base Group, Offutt AFB, NE as a staff transport by HQ SAC [May 1950].
Assigned to 16th Air Force, Torrejon AB, Spain as a staff transport Feb 1962.
Assigned to 16th Air Force, Zaragoza AB, Spain as a staff transport Jun 1963.
Assigned to 16th Air Force, Moron AB, Spain as a staff transport May 1964.
To MASDC Oct 15, 1964. 
72596 (MSN 10701/DC432) allocated to 317th TCG, Wiesbaden AB,
West Germany for Berlin airlift.  Allocated to 2849th Air Base
Group, Hill AFB, UT.  To MASDC Dec 20, 1965.  To GSA AID for
US Department of State Feb 7, 1966 registered as N554.
Donated to Air Vietnam 1966 registered as XV-NUJ.  Crashed in
jungle 29 km S of Pleiku City, SVN after being shot down
on flight from Vientaine, Laos to Saigon Tan Son Nhut APT Mar 12, 1975.  26 killed.
72599 (MSN 10704) damaged Oct 23, 1948 in East Germany.  To MASDC Aug 3, 1964 as CC003.  To South Korean AF?
72600 (MSN 10705) converted to TC-54D.  Damaged Dec 23, 1946 in Newyork, damaged Oct 21,1 947 Westover AFB,
Massachusetts.  To MASDC Jun 8, 1966.  Declared excess Sep 9, 1970.
72601 (MSN 10706) converted to SC-54D.  To MASDC Apr 4, 1966.  By 1953 was N91083 of Flying Tiger Lines
72605 (MSN 10710/DC441) allocated to Task Force 1.5.4 to
support Crossroads atomic bomb tests.  Allocated Aug 15, 1946
to 1st ATU.  To Royal Danish AF Oct 31, 1959 as
N-605, to ESK 721 Squadron.  Ditched N of Hesselo in Kattegat Nov 8, 1965 after engine failures.
72606 (MSN 10711) last of two EC-54s with 21 CQ/21 OS at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.  To MASDC Dec 17, 1969.
Declared excess Jan 7, 1970.
72607 (MSN 10712) damaged Jun 9, 1950 in Japan.  To Spanish AF as T.4-4, then to civil registry as EC-APD.
72608 (MSN 10713) Damaged Dec 22, 1951 at Chunchon AB, Korea.  To MASDC Aug 16, 1964
72609 (MSN 10714) converted to SC-54D.  To MASDC Aug 4, 1966.
72611 (MSN 10716) With 1604th Air Base Wing at Kindley AFB, Bermuda May 1964.  Lost with North Dakota ANG 
Aug 27, 1969 on flight from Anchorage to King Salmon Air Force Station with 4 crewmen aboard.  
Wreck discovered 3 years later.
72612 (MSN 10717) to MASDC May 25, 1964.
72614 (MSN 10719) damaged Apr 18, 1949 in Cannada, damaged in landing accident Apr 22, 1951 Cornwallis Isle, Canada,
damaged Dec 16, 1951 Frobisher Bay.  To MASDC at unknown date
72615 (MSN 10720) converted to SC-54D
72617 (MSN 10722) to MASDC as CC256 Nov 27, 1974.  To Ardco Aviation, Tucson, AZ as N49451.
72618 (MSN 10723) converted to WC-54D.  To MASDC Sep 15, 1964.  To Denmark under MAP Mar 15, 1965.
72619 (MSN 10724) converted to TC-54D. Damaged Jul 8, 1945 on landing at Cazes AB, Morocco.  To MASDC Nov 18, 1969.
72620 (MSN 10725) to MASDC Aug 5, 1965.  Declared excess Apr 6, 1970.
72622 (MSN 10727) converted to SC-54D.  To MASDC Jun 2, 1975 as CC260.  In scrap yard next to AMARC.
72623 (MSN 10728) to JC-54D for missile tracking
72624 (MSN 10729) converted to SC-54D.  Damaged Mar 25, 1958 Guam, Damaged in ground accident Jan 20, 1951
Tachikawa AB, Japan.  Damaged Jun 17, 1951 Hoengson AB, Korea  To MASDC Apr 18, 1966.
72625 (MSN 10730) to MASDC Jun 12, 1964. to MASDC Jun 12, 1964.  To Denmark under MAP Mar 15, 1965.  
To Zaire Aero Service, Zaire as 9Q-CBK
72626 (MSN 10731) to MASDC Sep 22, 1965.  To Peruvian Air Force as FAP-387. Transferred to SATCO as OB-R-949.
72627 (MSN 10732) damaged in ground accident Sep 8, 1945 Kadena AB, Okinawa.  To MASDC Sep 23, 1965.  
Declared excess Apr 6, 1970.
72629 (MSN 10734) crashed on approach, Frankfurt, West Germany Jan 12, 1949.  3 killed.
72630 to VC-54D
72631 (MSN 10736) to civil registry as N2750A.  To Starways of Liverpool as G-APIN.
Lost by strafing at Kamanai, Congo by Katangan Fouga Magister Sep 16, 1961.
72632 (MSN 10736) to US Navy as BuNo 56515
72633 (MSN 10737) to US Navy as BuNo 56516
72634 (MSN 10739) to US Navy as BuNo 56513.
72635 (MSN 10740) to US Navy as BuNo 56517
72636 (MSN 10741) to US Navy as BuNo 56514.
72637 (MSN 10742) to US Navy as BuNo 56512 
72638 (MSN 10743) to US Navy as BuNo 56519 
72639 (MSN 10744) to US Navy as BuNo 56518

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