EC-47 Location History

"Chronological History of the EC-47's Location by Tail Number"


C-47A (EC-47N), s/n 42-100513

Manufactured by Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach CA and delivered to the USAAF on 21 Oct 1943.

Nov 1943 To Troop Carrier Command Staging Area, Baer AAF IN,
Dec 1943 Departed the US for Eighth Air Force, European Theater of Operations
Jul 1945 Returned to US, to San Bernardino Air Depot CA (storage)
Jul 1947 To Mobile Air Materiel Area, Brookley AFB AL
Dec 1946 To San Bernardino Air Materiel Center CA
Jan 1948 To 131st Fighter Squadron (Air National Guard), Barnes AP MA
Jul 1951 To 113th Fighter Squadron (ANG), Stout AP IN
Sep 1954 To 113th Tactical Fighter Squadron (ANG), Hulman AP IN
Jan 1963 To 181st Tactical Fighter Group (ANG), Hulman AP
Sep 1966 To Air International, Miami FL
Nov 1966 To Mobile Air Logistics Area, Brookley AFB AL (to RC-47N)
Mar 1967 To Grenier AP NH
Jul 1967 To 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (Pacific Air Forces), Tan Son Nhut AB Vietnam (to EC-47N, deployment to Kadena AB Japan)
Aug 1970 To Phu Cat AB Vietnam (deployments to Ubon RTAFB Thailand and Ching Chuan Kang AB Taiwan)
Sep 1971 To 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing (PACAF), Cam Ranh Bay AB Vietnam (deployments to Phu Cat AB and Tan Son Nhut AB)
Feb 1972 To 377th Air Base Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB
Nov 1972 Dropped from inventory by transfer to Military Assistance Plan


C-47A (EC-47N), s/n 42-100950

Manufactured by Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach CA and delivered to the USAAF on 12 Jan 1944.

Jan 1944 To Tulsa Modification Center OK
Feb 1944 Departed the US for Twelfth Air Force, Mediterranean Theater of Operations
Jan 1948 To 61st Troop Carrier Squadron (US Air Forces Europe), Rhein Main AB Germany
Apr 1948 To 12th Troop Carrier Squadron (USAFE), Kaufbeuren AB Germany
May 1948 To 60th Troop Carrier Squadron (USAFE), Kaufbeuren AB
Jan 1949 To 7320th Air Force Wing (USAFE), Kaufbeuren AB
Apr 1949 To 7230th Air Base Group (USAFE), Erding AB Germany
Jul 1949 To 85th Air Base Group (USAFE), Erding AB
Nov 1949 To 61st Air Base Group (USAFE), Rhein Main AB
Dec 1949 To 60th Troop Carrier (Medium) Group (USAFE), Rhein Main AB
Apr 1950 To 61st Troop Carrier (Heavy) Wing (USAFE), Rhein Main AB
Feb 1951 To 60th Troop Carrier (M) Wing (USAFE), Rhein Main AB
Apr 1953 To 7365th Air Base Squadron (USAFE), Furstenfeldbruck AB Germany
Jun 1954 To 36th Fighter-Bomber Wing (USAFE), Bitburg AB Germany
Aug 1954 To 1st Pilotless Bomber Squadron (USAFE), Bitburg AB
Nov 1954 To 86th Fighter-Interceptor Wing (USAFE), Landstuh AB Germany
Jan 1958 To 7030th Support Group (USAFE), Ramstein AB Germany
Apr 1959 To 3800th Air Base Wing (Air University), Maxwell AFB AL
Jun 1966 To Air International, Miami FL (to RC-47N)
Sep 1966 To Grenier AP NH
Dec 1966 To 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (Pacific Air Forces), Tan Son Nhut AB Vietnam
May 1967 To Pleiku AB Vietnam (to EC-47N, deployments to Nha Trang AB Vietnam, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB Thailand, and Phu Cat AB Vietnam)
Oct 1969 To Phu Cat AB Vietnam
Feb 1970 To Tan Son Nhut AB (deployments to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB)
Aug 1971 To 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB (deployments to Da Nang AB Vietnam)
Feb 1972 To 377th Air Base Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB
Nov 1972 Dropped from inventory by transfer to Military Assistance Plan


C-47A (EC-47N), s/n 42-100984

Manufactured by Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach CA and delivered to the USAAF on 15 Jan 1944.

Jan 1944 To Troop Carrier Command Staging Area, Baer AAF IN
Feb 1944 Departed the US for Eighth Air Force, European Theater of Operations
Mar 1945 Returned to US and disposed as surplus at Bush Field GA
Oct 1948 Returned to USAF inventory, Middletown Air Materiel Center, Olmstead AFB PA
Jul 1949 To 3525th Pilot Training Wing (Air Training Command), Williams AFB AZ
Nov 1952 To 3580th Pilot Training Wing (ATC), Foster AFB TX
Jan 1953 To 3415th Technical Training Wing (ATC), Lowry AFB CO
Jan 1955 To 3450th Technical Training Wing (ATC), Francis E. Warren AFB WY
Dec 1955 To 3310th Technical Training Wing (ATC), Scott AFB IL
Feb 1957 To 3415th Technical Training Wing (ATC), Lowry AFB
Feb 1958 To 3750th Technical Training Wing (ATC), Sheppard AFB TX
Jan 1959 To Sheppard Technical Training Center (ATC), Sheppard AFB
Mar 1961 To 3750th Maintenance and Supply Group (ATC), Moody AFB GA
Jun 1963 To 3510th Maintenance and Supply Group (ATC), Randolph AFB TX
Jul 1965 To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center, Davis-Monthan AFB AZ
Sep 1966 To Air International, Miami FL (to RC-47N)
Dec 1966 To Mobile Air Logistics Area, Brookley AFB AL
Feb 1967 To Grenier AP NH
Apr 1967 To Air International, Miami
Oct 1967 To 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (Pacific Air Forces), Tan Son Nhut AB Vietnam
Aug 1971 To 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB
Feb 1972 To 377th Air Base Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB
Nov 1972 Dropped from inventory by transfer to Military Assistance Plan


C-47A (EC-47N), s/n 42-108980


Manufactured by Douglas Aircraft, Oklahoma City OK and delivered to the USAAF on 19 Jun 1944.

Jun 1944 To Troop Carrier Command Staging Area, Baer AAF IN
Jul 1944 Departed the US for Ninth Air Force, European Theater of Operations
Jan 1948 To 61st Troop Carrier Squadron (US Air Forces Europe), Rhein Main AB Germany
Aug 1948 To 7230th Air Base Group (USAFE), Erding AB Germany
Jul 1949 To 85th Air Base Group (USAFE), Erding AB
Feb 1950 To 85th Air Base Wing (USAFE), Erding AB
Jun 1950 To 85th Air Depot Wing (USAFE), Erding AB
Feb 1953 To 7485th Air Depot Wing (USAFE), Erding AB
Sep 1954 To 7244th Air Base Group (USAFE), Dhahran AP Saudi Arabia
Jan 1955 To 7280th Maintenance and Supply Group (USAFE), Nouasseur AB French Morocco
Jan 1956 To 1141st Foreign Missions Squadron (HQ Air Force), Izmir AB Turkey
Apr 1956 To 1141st Special Missions Squadron (HQAF), Izmir AB
Jul 1959 To 7272nd Air Base Wing (USAFE), Wheelus AB Libya
Sep 1959 To 3800th Air Base Wing (Air University), Maxwell AFB AL
Jun 1966 To Air International, Miami FL (to RC-47N)
Sep 1966 To Grenier AP NH
Oct 1966 To Mobile Air Logistics Area, Brookley AFB AL
Nov 1966 To Grenier AP NH
Mar 1967 To 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (Pacific Air Forces), Nha Trang AB Vietnam (to EC-47N, deployments to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB Thailand, and Phu Cat AB Vietnam)
Oct 1969 To Phu Cat AB Vietnam (deployment to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB)
Feb 1970 To Tan Son Nhut AB (deployments to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB and Kadena AB Japan)
Aug 1971 To 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB
Feb 1972 To 377th Air Base Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB (deployments to Kadena AB)
Oct 1972 To 56th Special Operations Wing (PACAF), Nakhon Phanom RTAFB
Nov 1972 To 6498th Air Base Wing (PACAF), Da Nang AB Vietnam
Feb 1973 Dropped from inventory by transfer to Military Assistance Plan


C-47A (EC-47N), s/n 42-23882

Manufactured by Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach CA and delivered to the USAAF 21 Jun 1943.

Jun 1943 To Troop Carrier Command Staging Area, Baer AAF IN
Aug 1943 Departed the US for Fifth Air Force, Pacific Theater of Operations
Aug 1944 Returned to US, to Sacramento Air Depot CA (storage)
Jun 1945 To 441st AAF Base Unit (Air Transport Command), Van Nuys Metropolitan AP CA
Nov 1945 To 420th AAF Base Unit (ATC), March AAF CA
Mar 1946 To 4105th AAF Base Unit (Air Materiel Command), Davis-Monthan AAF AZ (storage)
Dec 1946 To San Bernardino Air Materiel Center CA
Jan 1948 To 109th Fighter Squadron (Air National Guard), St. Paul MAP MN
Apr 1949 To 179th Fighter Squadron (ANG), Duluth AP MN
Nov 1951 To 139th Fighter Squadron (ANG), Schenectady AP NY
Jul 1952 To 188th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (ANG), Kirtland AFB NM
Feb 1963 To 150th Fighter Group (ANG), Kirtland AFB
Sep 1966 To Air International, Miami FL
Nov 1966 To Mobile Air Logistics Area, Brookley AFB AL (to RC-47N)
Jan 1967 To Grenier AP NH
Mar 1967 To 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (Pacific Air Forces), Tan Son Nhut AB Vietnam
Sep 1967 To Nha Trang AB Vietnam (to EC-47N, deployment to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB Thailand)
Jun 1969 To Pleiku AB Vietnam (deployments to Tan Son Nhut AB and Kadena AB Japan)
Sep 1970 To Tan Son Nhut AB (deployment to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB)
Aug 1971 To 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB (deployments to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB and Da Nang AB)
Feb 1972 To 366th Tactical Fighter Wing (PACAF), Da Nang AB (deployment to Kadena AB)
Jun 1972 To 18th Tactical Fighter Wing (PACAF), Kadena AB (deployments to Da Nang AB)
Nov 1972 To 56th Special Operations Wing (PACAF), Nakhon Phanom RTAFB
(Last assignment located. Believe dropped from inventory in 1975.)


C-47A (EC-47Q), s/n 43-48009

Manufactured by Douglas Aircraft, Oklahoma City OK and delivered to the USAAF on 7 Jul 1944.

Jul 1944 To Troop Carrier Command Staging Area, Baer AAF IN
Aug 1944 To 806th AAF Base Unit (I Troop Carrier Command), Malden AAF NC
Sep 1944 To 814th AAF Base Unit (I TCC), Stout AAF IN
Nov 1944 To 812th AAF Base Unit (I TCC), Pope AAF NC
Apr 1946 To 310th AF Base Unit (Tactical Air Command), Pope AAF
Jan 1947 To 64th AF Base Unit (Strategic Air Command), Andrews AFB MD
Mar 1947 To 1st AF Base Unit (Bolling Field Command), Bolling AFB DC
Apr 1947 To 3rd AF Base Unit (BFC), Langley AFB VA
Jul 1947 To 313th Maintenance and Supply Group (TAC), Bergstrom AFB TX
Mar 1958 To 62nd Air Base Group (TAC), McChord AFB WA
May 1950 To 325th Fighter-Interceptor Wing (Air Defense Command), McChord AFB
Feb 1952 To 4704th Air Defense Wing (ADC), McChord AFB
Sep 1953 To 567th Air Defense Wing (ADC), McChord AFB
Aug 1955 To 325th Fighter Group (ADC), McChord AFB
Dec 1961 To 408th Fighter Group (ADC), Kingsley AFB OR
Sep 1969 To Air International, Miami FL
Mar 1970 To 3247th Special Activities Squadron (AF Systems Command), Grenier AP NH (to EC-47Q)
Aug 1970 To 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (Pacific Air Forces), Da Nang AB Vietnam
Sep 1971 To 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing (PACAF), Da Nang AB (deployment to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB Thailand)
Feb 1972 To 366th Tactical Fighter Wing (PACAF), Da Nang AB (deployments to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB)
Sep 1972 To 56th Special Operations Wing (PACAF), Nakhon Phanom RTAFB (deployment to Kadena AB Japan)
Jul 1974 To Clark AB Philippines
Sep 1973 Dropped from inventory as surplus


C-47B (EC-47P), s/n 43-49009

Manufactured by Douglas Aircraft, Oklahoma City OK and delivered to the USAAF on 18 Oct 1944.

Oct 1944 Departed US for Ninth Air Force, European Theater of Operations
Jul 1945 Returned to US and placed in storage at San Bernardino Air Depot CA
Mar 1946 To 4000th AAF Base Unit (Air Materiel Command), Patterson AAF OH (to EC-47D)
Dec 1946 To 2750th Air Base Group (AMC), Patterson AAF
Oct 1949 To 2750th Air Base Wing (AMC), Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Apr 1951 To HQ Air Research and Development Command, Wright-Patterson AFB
Aug 1951 To Wright Air Development Center (ARDC), Wright-Patterson AFB
Jan 1958 To Cambridge Research Center (ARDC), L. G. Hanscom AFB MA (to C-47D)
Jun 1959 To 2587th Air Base Group (Continental Air Command), Ellington Field TX
Nov 1959 To 2465th Air Base Group (CAC), Minneapolis-St. Paul AP MN
Oct 1960 To 96th Troop Carrier (Medium) Squadron (CAC), Minneapolis-St. Paul AP
Mar 1963 To 440th Troop Carrier (M) Wing (CAC), Minneapolis-St. Paul AP
May 1963 To 934th Troop Carrier (M) Group (CAC), Minneapolis-St. Paul AP
Oct 1966 To Mobile Air Logistics Area, Brookley AFB AL (to RC-47P)
Jan 1967 To 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (Pacific Air Forces), Tan Son Nhut AB Vietnam (to EC-47P, deployments to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB Thailand and Kadena AB Japan)
Sep 1971 To 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB
Feb 1972 To 377th Air Base Wing (PACAF), Tan Son Nhut AB
Nov 1972 Dropped from inventory by transfer to another country under the Military Assistance Plan


I am getting the histories of the EC-47 Aircraft we flew in Vietnam, 1966-1974. These documents will come back to me a few at a time and will be posted as the are received. Currently I have just over 60 documents in the works. If yours is not here yet, check back to find your favorite. Thanks to Guy Plumley for getting me started on this one.