Douglas R4D-3 N763A
US Army Aircraft C-53-DO-41-20124
|Location||1.25 miles (2.01 km) E of junction of IL 9 and IL 5, Bloomington, Illinois|
|Architect||Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.|
|Architectural style||Passenger/Light Cargo/DC-3|
|NRHP reference #||96000857|
|Added to NRHP||August 1, 1996|
Former United States Army Air Force aircraft serial number 41-20124 is a World War II era fully restored Douglas DC-3, owned by a private party and based at Marathon Key, FL. Civil registered as N763A the aircraft has also been operated by the United States Navy with the designation R4D-3 and serial number 05078. The aircraft has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since August 1, 1996.
While this specific C-53 rolled off the assembly line on March 11, 1942, it is one example of 399 such aircraft manufactured by Douglas Aircraft Company of Santa Monica, California. The aircraft was immediately transferred to the US Navy and operated with VU-1 as an R4D-1
- The Douglas DC-3 "N763A, Ser. 4894" Archived June 20, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., Prairie Aviation Museum, Official site, 2005, Retrieved January 20, 2007.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form -U.S. Army Aircraft C-53-DO-41-20124, HAARGIS Database, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved 2 February 2007.