Contracted by the USAAF, C-47B SN 43-48608 rolled off the Douglas Aircraft Company-Oklahoma City production line in April 1944.
C-47B SN 43-48608 rolled off the Douglas Aircraft Company-Oklahoma City production line in April 1944, delivered to the USAAF in September 1944, and flew for the 9th Air Force, 302nd Air Transport Wing, 27th Air Transport Group during World War II.
SN 43-48608 was loaned to Belgian Air Force
SN 43-48608 was loaned to French Air Force.
SN 43-48608 was loaned to the Israeli Air Force, maintained in "War Readiness" state for over 30 years.
SN 43-48608 is registered to to Global Aircraft Industries of Arizona, under the registration number N47SJ
N47SJ left Ben Gurion on delivery; first stop Malta. Landed in Malta with 1 engine shut down due to fuel system problem.
N47SJ stored at Villeneuve Airport, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
N47SJ registered to Gooney Bird Corporation of Paso Robles, CA. Arrives KPRB in June.
N47SJ returns to flight after a 2-year restoration.