Saving the Screaming Eagle
Screaming Eagle is the one of the last few of her kind and we have been successful in locating some of her crew. We are attempting to save her to find a new home at a museum.
The background of the aircraft.
C-47A / R4D-5L / LC-47H
Douglas C/N 9674
Ordered by USAAF as C-47A-35-DL USAAF
USAAF S/N 42-23812
Delivered to USN as R4D-5 in June 1943.
Assigned to VR-1 Aug 1944
Assigned to VR-9 Sep 1944
Assigned to VR-1 Oct 1945
Stored NASF Litchfield Park AZ July 1946
Assigned to NAS Quonset Point, RI Oct 1946
Stored NASF Litchfield Park AZ Mar 1947
Assigned to NAS Quonset Point Mar 1948
Converted to an R4D-5L in the early 1950s and given new Douglas s/n 43389
Redesignated LC-117D in 1962
Assigned to VX-6 15 December 1964 to 17 January 1966
Returned to US and used as a station aircraft at NAS Jacksonville.
Stored at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Sold without engines on 30 Oct 74
Bought by Basler Turbo Conversions as possible Basler Turbo-67 DC-3 conversion, FAA N-number N105BF assigned.
Sold to DMI Aviation in early 2002.
Disposition: Currently for sale by DMI Aviation, Tucson, AZ minus engines, avionics and interior.
The Future: We are attempting to save the aircraft and find a home at a museum for her, our first step is raising the funding to prevent her from being melted down. Our first step is raising $20,000 to prevent her being destroyed. Phase two is find a suitable new home with a museum for the aircraft.
Donations of $50 will receive a poster.
Donations of $250 will receive a hand signed
limited edition print.
Donations of $500 or more will receive a hand signed limited edition metal print.