Aviation Photo #2063741 Douglas DC-8-61 - Eastern Air Lines

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Eastern's DC-8-61 was delivered on 23 February 1967. To Japan Als on 11 June 1971 as JA8050. An Eastern short fuselage DC-9-14 is posed alongside for comparison. From EAL 40 years ago.
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    Douglas DC-8-61
    Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
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    N8778
    Long Beach - Daugherty Field
    California
    USA
    February 1967
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Comments (10)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Great pic
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow what history, great shot thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Pure history. Thx for sharing this with us.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thanks for sharing this old picture with us!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I think your collection is totally unbeliavable!. FZ from BUE
Anonymous
7 years ago
Cool picture...in 1971 (before I started with EA in 1972), I worked for a freight forwarder, and was given he paperwork to handle through customs for this (and another ) to JL and then deliver to EA for export..a small piece of history of this aircraft that I have....thanks for the picture.
Anonymous
6 years ago
My Dad help ferry these DC-9' to JAL from EAL.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Absolutely wonderful!
Georgia, USA
2 years ago
This is the same Eastern Super 61 that the US Department of Commerce and Eastern Airlines flew to Paris for the 1967 air show at Le Bourget. You can see some excellent film of it (and its N-Number) on YouTube in a US Department of Commerce documentary titled "Fashions of the Air." URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvMGgv6J7EY (Don't miss the spectacular part at the end of the film when the DC-8-61 swoops in to land on the runway!)
1 year ago
I do love a DC-8. I grew up seeing a lot of Delta DC-8s but never saw an Eastern...

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