Air Cargo Douglas DC-3
oft-published photograph first appeared in "The Aeroplane Spotter" in
1946. It depicts
an ex C-47-DL (41-18678)
flying with the port engine feathered. Civilianzed in 1946 after
deployment with the 5th Air
Force in Australia the DC-3 went to Standard Air Cargo which
just been formed in San Diego. The aircraft was named
'Colysta'. Despite its name,
Standard Air Cargo
also flew passenger charters. The company was renamed Standard
ways in 1953.
N17085 in the meantime went to the embryo Pacific Southwest
1949. It wound
up, oddly, damaged beyond repair in December 1960 at Mogadishu, in what
was then the Somali Republic.