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Happy Anniversary, Ship 41!

Dec 15, 2015
DC3  Ship 41

 DC-3 Ship 41

Ship 41 was the first new DC-3 to carry revenue passengers for Delta on December 24, 1940, and remained in service until April 1958. Delta purchased five new DC-3 aircraft in 1940, and later acquired an additional 18 from other airlines and military surplus. 

Ship 41 remains the only Delta passenger DC-3 left in existence. Delta Air Lines is the only air carrier known to possess its first new revenue-carrying DC-3.  

This plane was located in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1991, and in 1993 was flown back to its original home to start a new beginning. Several years of restoration have produced the finest DC-3 in existence. 

December 24, 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of Ship 41. We will offer an up close look (from 10 AM-12 PM) of the DC-3 with the purchase of admission on December 21, 22, and 24. Please come join us!

For more information about Ship 41 please click the link:  Ship 41

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  1. gary recht | Jan 13, 2016
    From the Delta Blog DC-3 Ship 41,you made a typo. It should read December 24,1940.Correct 29140 to 1940.Thank you.

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