XT-541  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G                         (c/n  ?)

                                          This rare shot is from the Hugo van de Garde collection and was taken at Canton in 1949, even
                                          as Communist troops were already fighting on the outskirts of the City.  It depicts two converted
                                          C-47s of the Nationalist airline Central Air Transport Corporation, XT-541 and XT-503. I have
                                          no prior identities of either one (possibly the last three digits of their USAAF serial numbers?) and
                                          no knowledge of what became of them but, unless they escaped to Hong Kong, they were probably
                                          destroyed by Communist action.