03/31/2011. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This Douglas Model DC-4 was delivered to the USAAF as a C-54D-1-DC Skymaster, s/n 42-72525 on March 20, 1945 and transferred the same day to the USN as an R5D-3 BuNo. 56498. On September 18, 1962, the USAF and USN aircraft designation systems were combined into the USAF system and the R5D-3s were redesignated C-54Qs. This aircraft was assigned to NAS Agana, Guam in 1964.
In April 1972, it was withdrawn from use and stored at the MASDC at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. Declared surplus, it was sold to Biegert Aviation of Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona registered N44914 and placed in storage. In March 1996, it was sold to Atlantic Warbirds and restored as a late 1940s C-54 of the Atlantic Division, Military Air Transport Service (MATS).
The final sale was to Aces High US Inc. of Wilmington, Deleware who bought it on September 3, 2002. By 2003, it was based at North Weald, Essex, UK and later placed in storage there. In 2011, it was noted that this aircraft was for sale for US$75,000. It has 21,085 hours on the airframe."