Soon after its formation in 1946, Waterman Airlines acquired two DC-4sv
Oddly, these aircraft
were not ex
C-54s, but were, in fact, brand new DC-4-1009s. NC33691 seen
delivered brand new on 27 June 1946 and the other, NC10201 was an
ex-Western Air Lines
after only one year's operation by the Los Angeles based carrier.
DC-4s on non-sked operations and 'air cruise' tours, as they called
them from New York to
Rico. At least two charters were also flown to Europe and South
Africa. The parent
Steamship Companies' logo appeared on the fin. Waterman then
shareholding in TACA International Airlines and this DC-4 was
'trasferred' in 1947 to El
YS-52 (later YS-03). NC10201 became YS-44.