Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar N15554
When National changed its livery
from "Route of the Buccaneers"
to "The Arline of the Stars"
early 1950s it still had some Lodestars in the fleet
and these were repainted into the same
livery as the DC-4s, DC-6Bs
and Convairs. In fact, N15554 was a late comer
Lodestar fleet, being an ex USAAF
C-60A-1-LO, (42-55845) and was one of several ex-
military C-60s acquired in 1945/46 to augment the
fleet of new aircraft which had originally
been delivered in
1940. When the Convairs took over National's short haul
in the Argentine, becoming LV-PMI, later LV-GHE.