Offered is an incredibly rare piece of aviation history. This original WWII data plate was removed from a 1933 Boeing Model 247 civilian airliner that was impressed for military service by the Army Air Force during World War II. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, the United States was so unprepared for war that the Army Air Force had to impress scores of civilian aircraft into military service until the production lines could catch up with demand.This data plate is from one of those aircraft that helped "hold the line" in the very early days of World War II. The Boeing Model 247 was the first modern airliner. The Model 247 that this data plate was removed from (MSN 1715) rolled off the Boeing production line in 1933 and entered service with National Air Transport as NC13333. In 1934, this aircraft went to United Airlines where it was operated as the City of Santa Barbara.
The 2nd picture shows this very aircraft, NC13333, being refueled in Chicago while in service with United Air Lines. United leased this aircraft to Western Air Express in 1935, and it remained in operation by Western until it was impressed by the Army Air Force for war service in 1942 and given the military designation C-73 and serial number 42-68370. The last picture shows what a typical C-73 looked like while in service with the AAF. The C-73 in the last picture is not the aircraft this data plate was removed from. The data plate is in beautiful condition for being almost 76 years old with only minor wear and scratches from use.Someone took very good care of the date plate when they removed it! This is a great opportunity for a very advanced collector to acquire an incredibly rare data plate. You won't find another one!! Search keywords: cockpit sim simulator f-16 f-15 f-14 f-18 b-52 b-47 f-111 f-86 f-100 f-101 f-102 f-104 f-105 f-106 huey cobra apache grumman northrop general dynamics cessna 150 172 182 190 195 310 bell falcon zenith bonanza cherokee warrior skymaster baron seminole chieftain murphy moose stinson comanche sundowner vultee hawker archer cub rotorway waco sikorsky fairchild boeing piper beach beachcraft lear stearman naa north american aviation gulfstream mooney boeing vultee Lockheed martin sikorsky ford gm general motors ge general electric gauge gauges instruments indicator indicator turn and bank horizon ultralite ultra lite trike parts avionics garmin gps Van's Vans RV-3 RV RV-4 RV-6 RV-7 RV-8 RV-9 RV-10 RV-12 Army Navy AAF AF Air Force Army Air Forces BG Bomb Group Bomber b-17 b-24 b-29 b-26 b-25 a-26 a-20 p-51 p-40 p-47 p-38 Airplane Aircraft plane CBI German Germany ME-109 BF-109 ME-262 FW-190 Luftwaffe Messerschmitt focke wulf focke-wulf stuka ju88 ju87 bomb bomber turret bombsight gunsight gun sight ordnance relic relics ww2 wwii war warbird Boeing Convair Delta American Continental Air America 727 737 757 747 777 DC-3 DC-4 DC-6 DC-7 Douglas L-1011 Airbus P-38 P-40 P-47 P-61 F4U F4F F6F F7F F8F F9F Corsair Wildcat Hellcat Bearcat Grumman Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter B-17 B-24 B-25 B-29 bomber T-6 AT-6 PT-19 PT-22 BT-13 AT-10 AT-19 Beach 18 trainer C-45 C-46 C-47 C-123 C-119 C-130 Caribou C-7 AF AAF USAAF Panel Control Parts Stick Wheel Yoke Parachute cockpit project radio.
The item "WWII Boeing Model 247 Army Air Force C-73 Data Plate, Impressed for AAF Service" is in sale since Thursday, May 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Other US WWII Original Items".The seller is "b-29_gunner" and is located in Morganton, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.