Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-151  N601US    (c/n  19778)


                                      When the mighty Boeing 747 was introduced in the late 1960s, Northwest were quick to place
                                      orders for them.  This, their first aircraft, was delivered in 1970 and is seen in this typical pose by
                                      Frank C. Duarte Jr. on short finals into LAX in 1977.   All ten of these short bodied 747s were
                                      were used both domestically and internationally in the 1970s.   By this time NWA had services to
                                      Europe as well as the Far East.   The use of the word "Orient" in the title was not cause enough to
                                      change the corporate name, which still remained "Northwest Airlines, Inc".