C-46D "China Doll" Sixtieth Birthday celebration

In August of 2005, the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) celebrated the 60th birthday of their flagship, the C-46D Commando called "China Doll". Arriving into the Army inventory too late for WWII, she served with the Army for a number of years before being surplussed. Prior to coming into the CAF, China doll served as a civilian cargo aircraft and pesticide sprayer. Previous names included "Old '94" and "Humpty Dumpty".

In 2005, China Doll also became the official ambassador aircraft for the City of Camarillo. The new artwork was revealed at the Camarillo Air Show on August 28, 2005.

This was China Doll's big day on Saturday of the air show. Balloons and streamers were all around.

The wing celebrated the big event with a barbeque and recognition night for the dedicated people that have done what they have to preserve this C-46 and keep her in flyable condition.

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