Transport Douglas DC-3 N330 (c/n
C/n 4479 was built as a C-47-DL for the U.S.
Army Air Corps, serial number 41-18417. It went
the West Indies Division of Air France in 1956 as F-OART. (What had it
been doing since 1945?).
Avalon Air Transport purchased it in 1958,
possibly to provide service to Santa Catalina's airport
weather was too rough for the Grummans. In truth, the journey
from the airport to Avalon
a rather tortuous one and airlines trying to provide service to it met
with short shrift. When I
photograph in 1959 clearly no attempt had been made to disguise the Air
sold to a private buyer in 1963. It then wound its way over to
North Africa and was last
lying derelict at Palma, on Spains' Mallorca island in the late