Pacific Southwest Airlines   Douglas DC-3  N14959   (c/n  11654)


                                        Pacific Southwest Airlines was born on 6 May 1949 when Kenneth G. Friedkin commenced services
                                        from San Diego to San Francisco using a single DC-3.   By 1952 the fleet had grown to four DC-3s
                                        and they are seen in the image below (courtesy PSA).  The photograph above was taken by William
                                        T. Larkins at Oakland in the mid 1950s after the airline had begun serving that city from Los Angeles.
                                        In all, a total of  ten DC-3s were to be operated by the airline from 1949 until they were phased out
                                        in 1960.