A Lockheed Constellation for Lewis Air Legends

A Lockheed C-69 Constellation in 1943 (Photo USAF).

A Lockheed C-69 Constellation in 1943 (Photo USAF).

Planes of Fame Air Museum’s Lockheed VC-121A Constellation has been sold to Lewis Air Legends of Texas who plans to restore the Aircraft to flying condition.

This ‘Connie’ named ‘Bataan’ was the personal aircraft of General Douglas MacArthur Supreme Commander Allied Powers during the Korean War. We look forward to seeing it fly on the Airshow circuit. The Planes of Fame Air Museum acquired the aircraft over 20 years ago and operated it for a short time before putting it on display at our Valle, AZ location. The sale of this aircraft will help advance our mission of preserving aviation history, inspiring interest in aviation, educating the public and honoring aviation pioneers and veterans.

Source: Planes of Fame Museum, April 10, 2015

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    • Murphy's Law on April 18, 2015 at 9:49 PM
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    Can’t wait to see it!

    • GregF on April 19, 2015 at 10:45 PM
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    In the early 90s I watched her take off from Fort Rucker, Alabama at the beginning of her journey west for restoration. Nice to know she’ll be flying again.

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