Today it appears in snow white color scheme. It came off the assembly line of McDonald Douglas’s Longbeach, CA plant on July 30, 1943. It was given serial number 9967 and designated as a C-47A-45DL. It was promptly delivered to the Army’s 8th Air Force with tail number 42-24105. Like most vintage airplanes there is a gap in its background until it’s discovered in 1972 in storage at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. The DC-3 went to Air Freight Inc., and after a series of tail number changes was acquired by Skyfreighters. In ___ it came under Florida Air Cargo’s wing.