Photo Album: "C-47 - DC-3 (DSST/DST) - C-117 - Conroy - Bassler"

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Photo ID: 1937299
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American Airlines
Douglas DC-3-178
Santa Monica - Municipal (SMO)
USA - California, August 19, 1936
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NC16009 (cn 1545) This was the eighth DC-3 to be built and the eighth for American. Seen a day after handover to the airline. Note the fitment of a right hand door. It served AA until sale in January 1948. It later became PP-SQH with VASP and PP-ANU with VARIG. It is preserved at Porto Alegre as "PP-VRG". From Douglas 60 years ago.
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Photo ID: 2087351
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American Airlines
Douglas DST-144
In Flight
USA - Unknown State, 1936
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NC16006 (cn 1500) The seventh DC-3 to be delivered, this example was fitted out as a "DST" - "Douglas Sleeper Transport". This version carried 16 passengers in eight curtained sleeper compartments, each with two berths, the upper being lit by its own slit window - visible in this air-to-air shot. From American 60 years ago.
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Photo ID: 2166522
Views: 4001
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American Airlines
Douglas DC-3-178
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USA - Unknown State, 1936
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NC16013 (cn 1551) "Flagship Virginia" was the 13th DC-3 to be built and was fiited with a right hand door. Served AA from September 1936 until sale to Mexico in May 1949 and registered XA-HOT. From American 60 years ago.
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Photo ID: 2091718
Views: 9187
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American Airlines
Douglas DST-144
In Flight
USA - California, 1936
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NC14988 (cn 1494) This is the prototype Douglas DC-3 which made the type's maiden flight from Santa Monica on 17 December 1935. It was completed as a 16-berth DST - Douglas Sleeper Transport. "Flagship Texas" was delivered to AA on 11 July 1936 and wears "Flagship Skysleeper" titles just below the four slit windows for the upper bunks. From Douglas 60 years ago.
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Photo ID: 2193038
Views: 3554
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Eastern Air Lines
Douglas DC-3-201
In Flight
USA - Unknown State, March 2, 1937
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NC16095 (cn 1916) Delivered to EAL on 22 December 1936. Wears "The Great Silver Fleet" titling. To TWA in 1940 and impressed as C-49D 42-43624 in March 1942. Returned to TWA post war. Obtained from EAL 60 years ago.
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Photo ID: 2193387
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United Air Lines
Douglas DST-A-207
In Flight
USA - Unknown State, 1937
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NC181** UAL DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport) "City of Seattle" in flight showing the distinctive slit windows for lighting the upper of two berths in each sleeper compartment during the long overnight transcontinental journey. Obtained from UAL 60 years ago.
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Photo ID: 2151996
Views: 4220
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Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Douglas DC-3-216
London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)
UK - England, 1938
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HB-IRA (cn 1945) Swissair's first DC-3 and flagship of the fleet. Fitted with right hand door. Delivered from the Fokker DC-2/3 assembly line at Schiphol on 10 June 1937. Has the prewar style of titling below the cabin windosw when operating to Croydon in 1938. Sold to Ozark in 1955 as N2815D. Image obtained over 50 years ago.
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Photo ID: 1931335
Views: 9738
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Braniff Airways
Douglas DC-3-314
Santa Monica - Municipal (SMO)
USA - California, December 1939
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NC21773 / 473 (cn 2179) Braniff's "Super 'B' Liner" was delivered on 15 December 1939. Impressed as USAAF C-49H 42-68687 in June 1942. Returned to BN in December 1944. Sold in June 1959 to Southern as N91SA. Obtained from Douglas 60 years ago.
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Photo ID: 2214701
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Pennsylvania Central Airlines
Douglas DC-3-313
In Flight
USA - Unknown State, October 1939
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NC21786 (cn 2168) Delivered to Penn Central on 24 October 1939. Wears "The Capital Fleet" titling beneath its cockpit windows - and the firm formally changed its name to Capital Airlines in April 1948 to match its main base at Washington's DCA airport. From Douglas 60 years ago.
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Photo ID: 2207655
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Eastern Air Lines
Douglas DST-318
Santa Monica - Municipal (SMO)
USA - California, February 1940
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NC25650 (cn 2225) The DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport) upper slit windows for the bunk beds are readily visible in this view. Delivered to EAL in February 1940. Impressed as a C-49F 42-56616 for the USAAF between May 1942 and return to Eastern in July 1944. Withdrawn in 1979. Obtained from Douglas 50 years ago.
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Photo ID: 0137434
Views: 24356
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United Air Lines
Douglas DC-3-194H
New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA)
USA - New York, Early 1940's
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NC25675 (cn 2147) Taken by my late father (W.C. Wall Sr). This aircraft was ordered for KLM as PH-AXH, but because of the war was delivered to United (Apr40). From Mar42 to Dec43 she served with the USAAF as C-48C 42-38327. Returned to United she crashed 31Jan46 at Mt Elk,WY.
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Photo ID: 2176696
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Delta Air Lines
Douglas DC-3-357
In Flight
USA - Unknown State, 1940
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NC28340 / 40 (cn 3277) "City of Atlanta" was delivered new to Delta in November 1940. It served them until sale to Mohawk in April 1953. From Delta 60 years ago.
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Photo ID: 1920095
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Mexicana
Douglas DC-3A
Unknown
Mexico, 1941
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XA-CAG (cn 2228) Built for Pan Am as NC25641 in May 1940, but quickly passed on to their affiliate Compania Mexicana de Aviacion S.A. This image taken in 1941 in front a a vintage hangar with radio station and/or control tower above. Obtained from CMA over 50 years ago.
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