Airlines Douglas DC-4
Seven Seas Airlines
was incorporated in New York in 1957. It flew cargo and
although based most of its small fleet in Luxembourg. From
there it flew
positioning charters to various ports in Europe and the Far East.
It also had
emigrant flights to Australia. The above shot was taken at
on 26 January
1961 by the late Ian MacFarlane. Note squared window
outlines on this ex
'pretend' it was a DC-6! I just cannot image flying
from Europe to Oz
in a DC-4!
It appears that Seven Seas only operated for a few years
and by the end
of 1961 it was
gone. The above DC-4 was Douglas' 18th civil conversion
from C-54 to
DC-4 status after the war and went to
United Air Lines as their 'Mainliner
then seemed to flip-flop on leases
between Asiatic Animal Imports and Seven Seas Airlines.
(No, I don't even want to go there, vis-a-vis the emigrant
flights). When Seven Seas folded
it went to
Belgian International Air Services as OO-DEP and and crashed on
(now Kinshasa) Democratic Republic of the Congo on 29 November 1964.
struck a fuel drum which had been left in the middle of the runway).