This C47 was christened by Eddie Cantor on 28 November 1944 using a soda syphon. Cantor was a popular entertainer, comedian, dancer, singer, song writer and actor. Some of his hits were 'Makin Whoopee', My Baby Just Cares for Me' and 'If You Knew Susie'. He also starred in the 1943 musical comedy 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' a Warner Brothers WW2 fund raiser from which the stars donated all their salaries to the Hollywood canteen.
Eddie Cantor took part in many USO shows touring the various bases around the world, teaming up with Glenn Miller and his Army Air Force Band.