Wien Alaska Airlines
Recently acquired from
Nationwide Airlines as evidenced
by the livery scheme, Wien's N57131 is
refueling at Galena, Alaska in September 1952. Galena is almost
exactly half-way between
Fairbanks and Nome and
exemplifies the small fields serviced by Wien Alaska at that
was done out of the 55 gallon drums seen alongside
the aircraft, quite often by the flight crew themselves!
This DC-3 went to non-sked Vance
International Airways and then had several other owners before
winding up with Pinehurst
Airlines in North Carolina in the 1970s.
It was written off at Chicago
28 March 1977.