Model Year: 1943
Construction Number: 32883
Legend Airways' lead aircraft, serial number 9059, began life configured as a C-47-DL, military code designation 42-32833. She came off the line, February 11, 1943 and was delivered to her station in Oran, Algeria in North Africa on August 17, 1943. She saw action in the Mediterranean and European theaters, and was there for the D-Day invasion when squadrons of DC-3s towed gliders laden with combat soldiers into battle. Work orders for the "repair of bullet holes" are still among her logs. She was transferred to the 8th Air Force and arrived back in the United States on August 17, 1945, two years to the day from the time she touched down in the desert. At the conclusion of the War, she was decommissioned, sold into private hands and upgraded from military freighter to corporate executive aircraft. She lead a pampered life, flying out of Shreveport, Louisiana for nearly 25 years. Another 25 years and five owners later, she was purchased by Erik L. Fleming, President of Fleming Corporation.
N25641 has been totally restored. She went through a major make over - right down to her original polished aluminum for that classic '40s - '50s look. The interior has been gutted and the 14 large, comfortable club-style chairs have been richly reupholstered in fabric imported from England. The carpet is custom made in Spain, the cotton headliner was woven in France. Avionics are state-of-the-art, as are the heating and
air conditioning systems. The latest technology in sound proofing and insulation make her the quietest, most comfortable DC-3 ever. Her rich hardwood accents give her interior a very appealing, club-like ambience.