Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32         N3316L       (c/n  47025)


                                           This photograph of N3316L was among the last airline photographs to be added to my black
                                           and white collection.  It was received from Delta Air Lines in 1967 when the aircraft above was
                                           new.   The DC-9s were first ordered in 1963 and again Delta pulled off a "first" being the first to
                                           offer DC-9 service in the US.  This occurred on 29 November 1965 when a scheduled aircraft
                                           left Atlanta bound for Kansas City with a stop in Memphis.  Eventually Delta went on to fly more
                                           than 50 of these "short" DC-9s. 
                                          As a footnote, in 1965 C.E. Woolman who had been President of Delta for 20 years relinquished
                                          the active post to C.H. Dolson.  Sadly, a year later Collett Everall Woolman, the founder of Delta
                                          Air Lines passed away.