Northwest Airlines  Douglas DC-6A  N34957          (c/n  44073)

                                     In the late 1940s and early 1950s NWA began going into the air freight business in a big way. 
                                     Clearly the passenger aircraft did not have the capacity for sharing large loads of cargo and
                                     hence initially several DC-4s were converted to all freight configuration.  However, in 1953 a
                                     fleet of purpose-built freighter aircraft in the form of the DC-6A was leased from all freight
                                     carrier Flying Tiger Lines.  N34957 was one of them.