Provincetown-Boston Airline Douglas
Here's a DC-3 which clearly was
working for Provincetown-Boston Airline's 'Southern System'
when Mick Bajcar took this shot
at Miami International in May of 1982. Mick's earlier shot,
the same venue, but six years
earlier (June 1978) illustrates it wearing the convention double
1960. Finally, in Bob Garrard's shot at the foot of the
page, showing it departing
December 1985 it was displaying more modern 'PBA' only titling.
This ancient bird,
a "true" DC-3-277B had been built
in 1940 for American Overseas Airlines as NC25673, and
had been in operation for 45 years when this image was taken.. Although
used during WW II on
transport duties it was never
officially inducted into the USAAF. After the war it
Texas Airlines' fleet and had had many owners before joining PBA.