Air New England   Douglas DC-3 (DST-A207)   N18105                   (c/n  1953)


                                     In 1971 Air New England acquired the first of what would become a modest fleet of six DC-3s.
                                     N18105 was originally built as a Douglas Sleeper Transport for United Airliners' transcontinental
                                     night runs from New York to San Francisco.  It was impressed into USAAF service as C-48B
                                    42-56100 during WW2.  After the war it went to Trans Texas Airways.   By the time ANE
                                    purchased it, it had been upgraded to include main gear wheel doors, as seen in the above shot
                                    by Bob Garrard taken at New Bedford Regional Airport in June 1977.