1939 Douglas DC-3 Being Moved from Ford Proving Ground to Henry Ford Museum, June 2, 1975

Summary

North Central Airlines donated a Douglas DC-3 airplane to The Henry Ford in 1975. After the plane flew to Ford Motor Company's proving ground, moving it to nearby Henry Ford Museum was no simple task. The wings were removed and the airplane was lifted by crane over a fence before being transported to the museum.

North Central Airlines donated a Douglas DC-3 airplane to The Henry Ford in 1975. After the plane flew to Ford Motor Company's proving ground, moving it to nearby Henry Ford Museum was no simple task. The wings were removed and the airplane was lifted by crane over a fence before being transported to the museum.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

02 June 1975

Collection Title

Edison Institute Records 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.235.16

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

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