"Connie" as it is affectionately known, was originally built as a C-121C for the United States Air Force, serial number 54-0157, c/n 4176, and was delivered on the 6th of October 1955 when it was allocated to the 1608th Military Air Transport Wing based at Charleston, South Carolina. On the 25th July 1962 it was transferred to the Mississippi Air National Guard and on the 14th of February 1967 it moved on to West Virginia Air National Guard, where it served for the next five years. Connie's last active duty was with the Pennsylvania AIr National Guard from mid 1972 until its relegation to storage at Davis Monthan Air Base at Tucson, Arizona in June 1977.
In 1990 some Society members were in Tucson colecting Neptune spares and saw this derelict Super Constellation. In a moment of madness the thought occurred that it should be recovered to complete Australia's aviation history and negotiations commenced for its acquisition.