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AT-6D TEXAN/42-84211


Serial #: 42-84211
Construction #:
  88-15992
Civil Registration:
  N42897
  Model(s):
  AT-6D Texan
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2011

History:
Manufactured by North American, Dallas, TX.
Delivered to the USAAF as 42-84211, March 9, 1944.
– Allocated to AAF Flying Training Command, Jackson AAF, MS, March 1944.
– Transferred to 2116th AAF Base Unit (Basic Pilot School, ATC) Eglin AAF, Fl, July 1944.
– Transferred to 2146th AAF Base Unit
   (Specialized Four Engine Pilot School, ATC) Smyrna AAF, TN, November 1944
– Transferred to 4185th AAF Base Unit (Air Material Command), Independence AAF KS (storage), April 1945
– Transferred to San Antonio Air Materiel Area, Kelly AFB TX, January 1948
– Transferred to 3545th Basic Pilot Training Wing (ATC), Goodfellow AFB TX, October 1948
— Deployed to Greenville AB, TX.
– Transferred to San Antonio Air Materiel Area, Kelly AFB TX, May 1953
– Transferred to Mobile Air Materiel Area, Brookley AFB AL, October 1954
– Dropped from inventory by transfer to Korea under MDAP, Dec 1954
Delivered To Spanish A.F. as C.6-6017.
– BOC: Dec 1954
– SOC: June 26, 1981.
– Delivered as top-deck cargo on Aircraft Carrier to Spain.
– last squadron code 421-71.
– Sold auction, Torrejon A.B. Spain, 09 Jul 1983
Lance Aircraft Supply, 1984
Texas Turbo Jet Inc Dallas TX (reg.#N42897) May 1992
- Registered as N42897.
Richard C. Slaney, Eugene OR, 26 May 1992
Mark Chambliss Tallahassee, FL, 1996
Gold Coast Warbird Adventures Inc, Miami, FL, December 17, 1999-2010.
– 6 year restoration to airworthy, completed 2010.
– First flight since Spain, Aug 2010.


Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Photo Source(s):
Vincent Tirado III

Research Assistance:
Vincent Tirado III

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