Built as a model DC-3-209B the aircraft registered NC14932 for TWA on 16 April 1939 and carried the fleet number “390”.
On 28 July 1950 it was sold to the Remmert Werner Corporation.
It then served with the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company in St Paul, Minnesota as N33M, then as N3M and again as N33M from 7 November 1950.
On 1 July 1967 it was sold to Aero Service Corporation in Washington as N190UM and converted to DC-3A (Pratt & Whitney powered) status.
In February 1971 the aircraft was registered to Map Studios Productions, Johannesburg and registered ZS-JMP.
The aircraft was purchased in 1975 by Avex Air.
During 1986 ZS-JMP was converted to sprayer configuration and operated by Airwork Botswana on tsetse fly control spraying operations.
To Sheréll Cunningham. Sherell
The aircraft was abandoned in Jamba, Angola in 1998 and later had the empennage cut off by locals. The remains are still present.
Text: Brendan Odell.
ZS-JMP appeared in the 1987 film "American Ninja 2: The Confrontation" in which Armstrong and Jackson arrive at the airport on a fictitious Caribbean island. The scene was filmed at Rand Airport.