Alaska Star Airlines  Stinson A  NC15109     (c/n  9109)


                                     This shot, from the archives of the Museum of Alaska Transportation (via Lars Opland) illustrates
                                     one of Alaska Star Airlines' machines probably circa 1944 either just before, or just after Alaska
                                     Star changed its corporate name to Alaska Airlines, Inc.  Three other small airlines were acquired
                                     at this time and it was felt that the new name for the joint airline more aptly described its operational
                                     sphere.  Several Ford Tri-motors, Stinson Model As and a motley assortment of single engined machines
                                     were absorbed into the Alaska Airlines asset register.   NC15109 was an ex-American Airlines Stinson A.