Lone Star Air
Cargo Douglas DC-3
Incorporated as Lone Star Cargo Lines, this
company traded as Lone Star Air Cargo. It was
operational from 1945 to around 1947. It appeared to fly
some seven or so DC-3s out of a
Field?) base. The above photo was taken by Bill Larkins,
probably at Oakland.
N50037 was an early C-47-DL built for the
USAAF as 41-7808. After a brief stint with
Lone Star at the end of the war, it was
sold to R.S. Fecutros in Brazil as PP-DQA.
individual may have been an aircraft broker, since it went then to
Nacional and was re-regis-
tered PP-ANG. It passed to REAL after the takeover and was
eventually sold to Avianca in
HK-1315. Since then it has had many owners and incredibly, this
old bird, built
is still flying in Columbia, (for Sadelca) and, what is even more
amazing, still as HK-1315!