This aircraft was made for the Air Corps, delivered in '43 as a C-47, serial number 9040. The Air Corp number was 42-32814. Then the Navy got the craft as an R4D-1, BuNum 37670. This aircraft spent time at NAS Alameda with CR-3, and NAS Jacksonville. Next the craft wore a civilian registration on November 30, 1946 as N819 at Grand Central. In the mid 50's this craft was modified into the Cummins Diesel corporate barge and got a lot of mods done, square, and shorter wingtips, different wing-body fairings, Speed cowls and spinners, MLG doors, retracting tailwheel, Pratt 1830-75 engines, Radar nose and re-skinned nose,
Viewmaster windows, Enlarged cockpit, DC-4 hydraulic system, relocated radios in a relocated radio rack. Cummins sold the aircraft to Freight-Dog in Ohio
The square wingtips gave this aircraft a 5 foot less wingspan than most DC-3's. Most DC-3's have a wingspan of 95 feet, they're 65 feet long, and the tail is 23 feet hign when they're level. The top of the cock pit is 17 feet up when the tail is down. The Main Gear is about 20 feet across the wheels. The Props are 11 1/2 feet in diameter, and they have 5 inches of clearance from the fuselage.