Air Lines Douglas DC-3-454 N15567
In 1949 "The Great Silver Fleet" legend was replaced with
"Fly - Eastern Air Lines". This
machine was built in 1942, ostensibly as an airline aircraft (was to
have been NC30045) but
event was "drafted" into the U.S. Army Air Corps as a C-49J
became N15567, using a block of numbers which had previously not been
The aircraft seen below in this shot from the John Scott collection
shows a 'true' DC-3,
delivered to the airline in February
1942 (and which appears never to been militarized) was
'The Great Silver Fleet' and appears to have been repainted in 1949 as
t was sold off by EAL in 1952 becoming N88C for A.J.
Fort Wayne, Texas.
Air Lines Douglas DC-3-201F NC28382