New England Air Express Curtiss C-46
Here are both B&W and color
renditions of this C-46 taken by Bill Larkins at Oakland in October
The owner of the Cessna T-50 (or UC-78) on the left had
not gotten around to changing
NC67708 to N. New England Air Express was incorporated at
Teterboro, NJ, although flew
mainly on cargo charters to and from and within Alaska. They had
a couple of DC-3s and C-46s.
was a former C-46F-1-CU (serial 44-78776) possibly originally
civilianized as N1211V.
New England leased it from 1949 to
1954 when it was acquired by Flying Tiger Line. It then went
to Capitol Airways and was written
off by them when it crashed shortly after take off from Kingston,
Jamaica following an engine failure on 13 September 1967.