Alaska Star Airlines  Lockheed 18-56 Lodestar  NC21707         (c/n  2511)


                                                       Alaska Star Airlines was formed in 1942  following the merger of Star Airlines with several
                                                       other smaller concerns.   The airline operated a motley fleet of various "bush" types, but also
                                                       acquired this Lodestar, an ex-military C-60A (42-56038) in answer to Pan American's Alaska
                                                       Division which had also put them into service.  It was named "Starliner Anchorage".  Alaska Star
                                                       Airlines became Alaska Airlines, Inc in 1944.  Below, for interest (and for modelers) is a nice
                                                       color profile worked up by graphic artist Tim Bradley.