Delta: An Airline and Its Aircraft. The Illustrated History by R. E. G. Davies

By R. E. G. Davies

A colourful historical past of all Delta airplane up throughout the early Nineties.

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53 2190 N14967 6 Mar. 55 2007 2027 N18941 NC18953 10 Jun. 55 May May May Jun. Jun. Jun. 41 41 41 42 42 44 Remarks Purchased new from Douglas, but to TWA, Apr. 42, in } traded exchange for DC-2s } } Purchased from American Airlines; sold to Colonial Airlines, early 46 From USAAF IC-53); sold to Lake Central Airlines, 3 Feb. 61 From USAAF IC-53); sold to Custom Air Sales Ex-USAAF (C-48) through Reconst. Fin. , 9 Sep. 51 From USAAF IC-53) through Reconst. Fin. ; sold to Air Carrier Serv. , Sep. 67 Ex-USAAF IC-53) through Reconst.

37 until 31 Jul 38 when it was written 01/ by wind damage; and a Waco EGC-8 (5058/NC19382) from Jul. 38 until 14 Oct. 42. ,, , ! S. Post Office invited bids for Air Mail Route o. 26, from Salt Lake City to Great Falls; and somewhat to the surprise of other established air carriers, the contract was awarded on 30 December to Alfred Frank, a Salt Lake City mining engineer. 47-1/2 per pound of mail carried. Together with some associates he incorporated, on 2 March 1928, National Parks Airways, with a capital of $200,000, soon increased to $1,500,000.

43 I I Transferred to Western, 7 Oct. w. Marshall, Dallas; sold to Vaughn Krug, 1945/46 Douglas DC-3 4887 NC15569 1 Jan. 45 From USAAF (ex- C-531; to Western at merger 1952; crashed, Los Angeles, 29 Jun. 53 Wyoming Air Service became Inland Air Lines on 1 july 1938, at which I time the fleet consisted of the last two Orions and the first seven 2470s. In/and operated the rare Boeing 221A Monomai/. Western's Eastward Strugglg The First Route Extension During the mid-1930s, Western Air Express cautiously re-established its traditional route from California to Salt Lake City, and was able to celebrate a ten-year safety record on 17 April 1936.

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