10/31/2011. First of a small batch of nine DC-3A-360 R4D-1-DL transports for the US Navy (BuNo. 01977 to 01985) this aircraft was delivered to the USMC on June 8, 1942, and served with several USMC units in the USA and the Pacific. It was struck off charge on October 31, 1946. Subsequently it was sold to Colombia where it was initially registered as C-709 (named Afrypesca), later re-registered as HK-709. It returned to the USA as N2901B with A. Dishington, followed by N4C with the Coca-Cola Corporation with effect July 3, 1952.
In June 1963 it went as N4CP to Charles Pfizer & Co., Maywood, New Jersey. In 1966 it was transferred to Pfizer & Sons Inc., Akron, Ohio, and the following year to Lockwood Kessler & Bartlett Inc., of Syosset, New York. It was re-registered N141U. On February 21, 1969, it became CF-YED with Greyhound Leasing & Financial of Canada Ltd. It was leased to Great Lakes Airline on January 28, 1971. Lockwood Consultants Ltd. of Toronto purchased the DC-3 on May 28, 1971, followed by Northway Consultants of Toronto in 1973, Northway Air Surveys in 1977.
It was re-registered C-FYED during May 1978, it went to Northway-Gestalt Corporation of Toronto during April 1980, and to Questor Prospec Surveys Limited, Mississauga, Canada during May 1980. The DC-3 was fitted with unique aerial geophysic survey equipment, which included a magnenometer tail extension and a nose modification to accommodate the aerial system which encompassed the complete circumference of the aircraft.
C-FYED was cancelled from the Canadian register on July 6, 1989, the aircraft returned to the USA, initially registered again as N141U, later as N193DP. Present owner is Thomas D. Thomas of Los Angeles, California.