Curtiss C-46F N1824M (c/n 22446)
AAXICO was founded in 1945 by Howard J. Korth
as American Air Export & Import Company.
operated passenger and cargo charters mainly from New York to Atlantic
City until 1956 when
became a full time freight company. The
corporate name was changed in 1957 to AAXICO
Airlines. Initially it operated a large fleet of C-46s, and later
flew DC-6s. . Like many of its ilk,
C-46F-1-CU "did the rounds" of the non-skeds in the 1940s, 50s and
60s. Originally serialed
with the USAAF it went first to Airlift International before being
acquired by AAXICO
1954. Bill Larkins shot (above) was taken at Oakland in 1954, the
northern California "home"
scores of non-skeds . N1824M later passed to Universal
Airlines and Capitol Airways before
winding up in
Columbia as CP-941. It was written off while operating with Trans
Airways acquired AAXICO in 1965.