Aviation Photo #1921399 Douglas DC-1-109 - TWA - Transcontinental and Western Air

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The forerunner of all Douglas Commercials. The sole DC-1 was ordered by Howard Hughes for TWA and first flew on 1 July 1933. Here used by the airline for tests before delivery for commercial use on 15 September 1933. Bought by Hughes in 1936. Later to G-AFIF, EC-AGN and EC-AAE being damaged beyond repair in a forced landing at Malaga with Iberia in December 1940. Note the slender slab-sided fuselage, original fin shape and spatted tailwheel. Obtained from Douglas over 50 years ago.
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    RAScholefield Collection
    TWA - Transcontinental and Western Air
    Douglas DC-1-109
    Douglas DC-1
    Douglas DC-1
    Douglas
    1137
    NX223Y
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    Glendale - Grand Central Air Terminal
    California
    USA
    1933
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Photo Added: May 17, 2011

Comments (4)

Anonymous
8 years ago
Most impressive peice of history, nicely framed picture
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic history!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This one would make a great poster.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Man, this is simply fantastic. Trillions of thanks for sharing this!

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