Aviation Photo #0120955 Curtiss (Riddle) C-46R Commando (CW-20R) - Pacific Western Airlines

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    Mel Lawrence
    Pacific Western Airlines
    Curtiss (Riddle) C-46R Commando (CW-20R)
    Curtiss C-46 Commando (CW-20)
    Curtiss C-46 Commando (CW-20)
    Vancouver - International
    British Columbia
    September 1958
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Photo Added: November 14, 2000

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Alaska, USA
2 years ago
the nose of this C-46 is "different" does anybody know anything bout this, it's new 2 me
British Columbia, Canada
1 year ago
I worked for Pacific Western in the late '50 and through the 60's. We had two C-46's with the DC-4 style cockpit, CF-HYI and CF-HYH. both were re-registered as CF-PWE and CF-PWD. I was on duty at YQQ when PWD made its fateful return to YZT after losing an engine on its way to YVR. The hull of PWD was used for sometime by the fire crew at YZT for practice and a wing sat for years on the beach adjacent to the airport. PWA also had two ex Canadian Pacific (CPAL) 46's with the traditional "green house" cockpit. CF-CZM and CF-CZN. both had been striped of passenger accommodation and were used a freighters. I have a rather tattered photo of CZMike (as it was known) in CPAL colours which I could add to the record

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