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• Douglas DC-4 / C-54 Skymaster Collection •

Some images from my collection - Photographer's name © and date when known

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Another of my favourite aircraft - I have quite a few.
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LX-HEP Douglas C-54B-1-DC (10499) Interocean Airways at Prestwick, heads out. Ex: 42-72394 and N30054. xxxxxxxxxxPhoto: Ken Marshall © May 1965
G-ARWI Douglas C-54B (18349) Lloyd International at Renfrew Airport. xxxxxxxxxxPhoto: Ken Marshall © August 1964
G-ARWK Douglas C-54G Skymaster (35936) of Lloyd International starts, while the "batman" in orange coveralls, keeps an eye on things. Note the healthy dockyard horizon full of cranes and the tower of Glasgow University at the far right. G-APEA Vickers V.951 Vanguard (704) the first delivered to BEA sits at the ready. G-ARWK was ex N904 and later became D-ADAD. Photo: Neil Aird ©
I get the "thumbs up" from the First Officer of TF-IAL Douglas C-54A-15-DC Skymaster (10399) "Saga" of Loftleidir as she departs for Keflavik. This aircraft was leased as LX-IAL to Interocean Airways in July 1960.
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ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 (42984) of South African Airways / Suid Afrikaanse Lugdiens at Berlin / Schönefeld - EDDB, Germany.

Photos: Rainer Haufschild © 08 June 2000 - Aird Archives

ZS-AUB; 6905; ZS-AUB; ZU-ILI; ZS-AUB.

10358 / 48 Douglas C-54E Skymaster (10358) of Aéronavale - French Navy at Brisbane - YBBN, Queensland.

Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives

42-72253 delivered 27 July 1944. LN-HAT; 10358; F-BXOQ.

10358 / 58 Douglas C-54E Skymaster (10358) of Aéronavale - French Navy.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 11 July 1972 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

42-72253 delivered 27 July 1944. LN-HAT; 10358; F-BXOQ.

N88890 Douglas C-54B Skymaster (10481) of Johnson Flying Service at Missoula - KMSO, Montana.

Photo: Neil Aird © 16 September 1968

42-72376 later to To Carib West Airways as 8P-CWA. Eventually scrapped at Dakar.

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C-GCTF Douglas C-54E-5-DO Skymaster (27281) of Trans Fair at Mingan - CYLP, Québec.

Photo: Neil Aird © 18 August 1993

44-9055 delivered 07 March 1945. N51819; C-GCTF.

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G-ARYY Douglas DC-4-1009 Skymaster (42907/D4 4) of Channel Airways at Southend - EGMC, Unkted Kingdom.

Photo: Fred Barnes © 25 November 1967

N33679 delivered 10 February 1946. G-ARYY.

F-BJHE Douglas C-54a-15-DC Skymaster (10420) of Air France (Postale de la Nuit", Paris / Orly - LFPO, France.

Photo: Fred Barnes © 08 August 1968

42-72315 delivered 04 October 1944. NL-305; PH-TAG; F-BDRY; CN-CCE; F-BJHE; TU-TBQ; F-BJHE; XW-PNI; RDPL-44003; N9272F.

9Q-CBG Douglas C-54B-1-DC Skymaster (10452) of Air Congo at Paris / Le Bourget - LFPB, France. The only DC-4 Swing Tail.

Photo: Fred Barnes © 02 June 1971 - Aird Archives

42-72347 delivered 28 November 1944. N15845; N95407; D-ANUK; OO-VAN; 9Q-CHB; 9Q-CBG. Crashed 23 August 1988 M'Bamou Island, River Zaire, Zaire.

C-FGNI Douglas C-54A-15-DC Skymaster (10389) of Soundair at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.

Photo: Fred Barnes © 14 May 1987 - Aird Archives

42-72284 delivered 28 August 1944. N90444; CF-GNI; C-FGNI.

C-GFFQ Douglas C-54E-5-DO Skymaster (27298) of MILLARDAIR at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.

Photo: Fred Barnes © 14 May 1987 - Aird Archives

44-9072 delivered 26 March 1945. C-GFFQ.

More on the way shortly - it takes a wee while to clean them up.