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Serial Number Criteria: 42-72560
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Data last updated: Sun Jan 19 19:26:54 2014
42-72540 ... 42-72639 (EXACT MATCH)
Douglas C-54D-5-DC Skymaster
c/n 10645/10744
72540 (c/n 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 (c/n 10648) damaged Aug 12, 1952 in Japan.  To civil registry in Spain as EC-BQK.  To Spanish AF as T4.2
72546 (c/n 10651) to US Navy as BuNo 56503
72547 (c/n 10652) converted to SC-54D
72548 (c/n 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 (c/n 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 Feb. 25, 1976 sold to Air Asia, withdrawn from use and 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 (c/n 10656) converted to TC-54D. To MASDC Mar 28, 1966
72552 (c/n 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 (c/n 10658) crashed on approach Atsugi, Japan May 29, 1947.  40 killed.
72555 (c/n 10660) converted to SC-54D. Damaged Feb 6, 1952 in Alaska.  To MASDC Jul 22, 1965
72556 (c/n 10661) to US Navy as BuNo 56504.
72557 (c/n 10662) damaged Aug 25, 1950 in Ohio.  To MASDC Dec 5, 1969.  To South Korean AF in 1970.
72558 (c/n 10663) crashed Jan 16, 1953 on approach to Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland.  13 killed  
72559 (c/n 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 
c/n 10644/DC375 originating as 42-72539. It appears the similarity of the serial numbers may have caused 
their confusion.
72560 (c/n 10665) to US Navy as R5D-3 56505 in Apr 1945.  Now on
display at Travis Air Museum in its original USAF serial number.
72562 (c/n 10667) to MASDC Sep 3, 1965.  To South Korean AF in 1966
72564 (c/n 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.
72566 (c/n 10671) converted to SC-54D.  Wrecked at Bilbao, Spain in 1961.
72567 (c/n 10672) converted to SC-54D.  To MASDC Apr 8, 1966
72568 (c/n 10673) converted to SC-54D.  To US Navy as BuNo 56506.  
72569 (c/n 10674) converted to SC-54D
72570 (c/n 10675) crashed in bad weather 10 mi SE of Shillong,
India Oct 7, 1945.
72571 (c/n 10676) damaged Oct 1, 1948 in West Germany.  To MASDC Sep 9, 1965.  To South Korean AF in 1966
72572 (c/n 10677) lost Dec 24, 1947, Goose Bay, Labrador
72575 (c/n 10680) converted to SC-54D
72576 (c/n 10681) to US Navy as BuNo 56507
72577 (c/n 10682) to TC-54D.  To MASDC Nov 17, 1966.
72578 (c/n 10683) damaged Feb 19, 1952 in Greenland.  To MASDC Sep 29, 1965.  Declared excess Apr 6, 1970.  To Turkish AF
72580 (c/n 10685) to US Navy as BuNo 56509
72581 (c/n 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 (c/n 10687) to MASDC Sep 27, 1964.  Declared excess Apr 6, 1970. 
72584 (c/n 10689) to RAF as KL981, then to US Navy as BuNo 92002 
Jul 1946
72585 (c/n 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 (c/n 10691) converted to SC-54D
72587 (c/n 10692) to US Navy as BuNo 56508
72588 (c/n 10693) to US Navy as BuNo 56510
72590 (c/n 10695) converted to SC-54D
72591 (c/n 10696) damaged in ground accident May 29, 1950 at Tachikawa AB, Japan.  To MASDC
72592 (c/n 10697) to US Navy as BuNo 56511. 
72594 (c/n 10699) to MASDC Oct 15, 1964. 
72596 (c/n 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 (c/n 10704) damaged Oct 23, 1948 in East Germany.  To MASDC Aug 3, 1964 as CC003.  To South Korean AF?
72600 (c/n 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 (c/n 10706) converted to SC-54D.  To MASDC Apr 4, 1966.  By 1953 was N91083 of Flying Tiger Lines
72605 (c/n 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 (c/n 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 (c/n 10712) damaged Jun 9, 1950 in Japan.  To Spanish AF as T.4-4, then to civil registry as EC-APD.
72608 (c/n 10713) Damaged Dec 22, 1951 at Chunchon AB, Korea.  To MASDC Aug 16, 1964
72609 (c/n 10714) converted to SC-54D.  To MASDC Aug 4, 1966.
72611 (c/n 10716) lost with North Dakota ANG Aug 27, 1969 on flight from Anchorage to King Salmon Air 
Force Station with 4 crewmen aboard.  Discovered 3 years later.
72612 (c/n 10717) to MASDC May 25, 1964.
72614 (c/n 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 (c/n 10720) converted to SC-54D
72617 (c/n 10722) to MASDC as CC256 Nov 27, 1974.  To Ardco Aviation, Tucson, AZ as N49451.
72618 (c/n 10723) converted to WC-54D.  To MASDC Sep 15, 1964.  To Denmark under MAP Mar 15, 1965.
72619 (c/n 10724) converted to TC-54D. Damaged Jul 8, 1945 on landing at Cazes AB, Morocco.  To MASSDC Nov 18, 1969.
72620 (c/n 10725) to MASDC Aug 5, 1965.  Declared excess Apr 6, 1970.
72622 (c/n 10727) converted to SC-54D.  To MASDC Jun 2, 1975 as CC260.  In scrap yard next to AMARC.
72623 (c/n 10728) to JC-54D for missile tracking
72624 (c/n 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 (c/n 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 (c/n 10731) to MASDC Sep 22, 1965.  To Peruvian Air Force as FAP-387. Transferred to SATCO as OB-R-949.
72627 (c/n 10732) damaged in ground accident Sep 8, 1945 Kadena AB, Okinawa.  To MASDC Sep 23, 1965.  
Declared excess Apr 6, 1970.
72629 (c/n 10734) crashed on approach, Frankfurt, West Germany Jan 12, 1949.  3 killed.
72630 to VC-54D
72631 (c/n 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 (c/n 10736) to US Navy as BuNo 56515
72633 (c/n 10737) to US Navy as BuNo 56516
72634 (c/n 10739) to US Navy as BuNo 56513.
72635 (c/n 10740) to US Navy as BuNo 56517
72636 (c/n 10741) to US Navy as BuNo 56514.
72637 (c/n 10742) to US Navy as BuNo 56512 
72638 (c/n 10743) to US Navy as BuNo 56519 
72639 (c/n 10744) to US Navy as BuNo 56518

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