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    Airframe Family: Curtiss C-46 Commando
    Latest Model:C-46A-10-CU Commando
    Last Military Serial:44-77545 USAAF
    Construction Number:32941
    Last Civil Registration:CP-973
    Latest Owner or Location:Lineas Aereas Canedo, Bolivia

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    Dates

    Event

    December 1944

    Constructed as a C-46A-10-CU by Curtiss at Buffalo, NY, USA.

    December 1944

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Army Air Force with s/n 44-77545.

    Circa 1945

    Transferred to 313th Troop Carrier Group, Achiet, France.

    1945

    Took part in Operation Varsity - dropping paratroops of the 17th Airborne Division near Wesel in Germany east of the Rhine.

    From Circa 1946 to 1965

    Assigned to Davis Montham, AZ for storage.

    2 March 1965

    To unknown owner.
    Sold to unknown buyer.

    1 April 1969

    To C-46 Parts Inc with c/r N32227.

    7 March 1972

    To Aerovias Las Minas, Bolivia with c/r CP-973.
    Used for transporting meat.

    1982

    To Transportes Aereos Boliviar.

    1993

    To Frigorifico Santa Rita.

    2000

    Put into storage.

    2001

    To Lineas Aereas Canedo, Bolivia.

    From 2001 to 2009

    Restored.
    At Cochabamba, central Bolivia. The restoration included conversion to passenger service configuration with 32 plush leather seats fitted.

    July 2009

    First post-restoration Flight.

    2014

    Offered for sale.

    Circa 2015


    Photographer: Platinum Fighter Sales


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    Turbo Prop Airlines Production List by J. Roach and A.B. Eastwood

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    United States Military Services Serial Number Lists by Joe Baugher

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    Terry Fletcher
    Robert Nichols

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