Airways Douglas DC-3 N18573
Southern Airways commenced operations on 10 June 1949 with
intermediate stop routes from
Atlanta to Memphis,
Charlotte, NC, Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, Florida.
The fleet was
over the years from the
two original DC-3s to more than 30 of them at one time or
another. The two shots in this entry are both from the Leo J.
Kohn collection and depict (lowerr)
original 1949 livery and (above) the more commonly seen markings
adopted in the early
Both aircraft were a former
C-53-DOs and both were later re-registered, in accordance with all
Southern's fleet, N18573 becoming N68SA, and N73726 (a former
Continental Airlines aircraft)