Reeve Airways  Boeing 80A  NC224M               (c/n  1082)


                                        The above image of the "Yellow Peril" is from the Ted Spencer collection (via Lars Opland).  It
                                        is a little fuzzy but is extremely rare.  This old Boeing had large double doors in the starboard side
                                        and carried freight loads of up to 11,000 lbs (double the originally designed payload). NC224M
                                        is now in the Museum of Flight in Seattle.   Bob Reeve acquired it, and the one below, in the 1930s.
                                        NC793K was named "Black Maria" and was on an Aleutian cargo run (for the Morrison Knudsen
                                        construction outfit) during WW II when the weather closed in and Reeve, who was personally flying
                                        the aircraft at the time, was forced to land on the beach at Bristol Bay.  The wheels dug into the soft
                                        sand and the aircraft went nose up.  The engines were salvaged and the rest was abandoned to nature.     
                                        The lower shot of it is from the archives of  the Anchorage Museum of History and Art.

                                        Boeing 80-A     NC793K                     (c/n   1081)