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super90



Joined: 08 Jun 2019
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Location: Florida, USA

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Douglas DC2 NC 13711 Reply with quote

Hi all, My father was an Army Air Force/Eastern Airlines pilot and attended the Boeing School in 1936/37. Among his fave mementos was a framed Douglas DC2 manufacturing plate, with serial number 1237, manufacturing date of 5-1-34. We spent a lot of time talking about his time before the war as a mechanic, then a pilot during and after the war till the late 50's when he lost vision in his right eye and lost his ATR.
Searching this site I found the plane on the DC2 list and the serial# is curiously 1237/1 (it is the only one like that). I recall my father saying the plane had crashed before the war. The information on this site says it is "De registered" but shows a color photo of it in TWA markings. So, did the plane crash and then be rebuilt? I can photograph the plate and attach it if that will help, Thanks, Tin in florida USA



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  DC-2 cn 1237 and imposters :-) 
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L-5jockey



Joined: 08 May 2007
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Location: East of PHL

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: DC-2 cn 1237 and imposters :-) Reply with quote

super90

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/NC13711.html

is not the real c/n 1237 as reflected in your data-plate.. The profile listing and it's associated photo (Photo ID: AC784050) should be move/deleted.

The photo in that profile is a different DC-2
It was sold to the Donald Douglas Museum & Library in Santa Monica, California in 1974 and painted/marked to represent DC-2, NC13711 (c/n 1237). It's actual registration N1934D (c/n 1368)

I believe the REAL c/n 1237 is long gone.. I'll have to dig some more, unless another member/user can provide further info...

John

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Malcolm Clarke



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John,

I have moved the image to the existing profile for N1934D and amended the remarks to explain the paint/markings.

Malcolm.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject: --- Reply with quote

Thanks Malcolm

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super90



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Location: Florida, USA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:31 am    Post subject: DC2 Reply with quote

Thanks all for the help... i recall my dad saying that a DC2 crashed at the airport in Oakland where the school was (I think) it was iced up and crashed at the end of the runway so I always assumed that it was destroyed and my dad took the plate from inside of the fuselage. This is a great forum. I have to research another plane my dad flew for a while in the late 50's and I have good photos of it so it will be fun. Thanks again for the replies! Regards, Tim in Florida.
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moxy



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Location: Old Windsor, England

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:01 am    Post subject: DC2-112 Reply with quote

This aeroplane was with TWA as NC13711.
It was sold to Cox & Stephens who in turn sold it to the
Royal Air Force as serial no: DG477 on the 26th February 1941.
After the war the RAF passed the aircraft onto Indian Airlines,
becoming VT-AOZ. It had a pleasant life in India apparently
until it was broken up in July 1947 at Juhu Airfield.
This airfield is still in operation today, Juhu being a
suburb of Mumbai, formally Bombay.

There is some erroneous information on some internet
sites that have confused the issue. One refers to it's TWA
registration as NC13771. This was actually an interesting
aircraft in it's own right being a Vultee V-1A. Some others
give the Indian Airlines registration as VT-OAZ. This must
be a typo.

Hope the above is of interest.

Rob

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moxy, Thank you for the information. I wish my dad was around to tell me how and when he obtained teh manufacturer's plate! Best Regards, Tim
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