This was actually one of the first aircraft
photos I ever took with my old Kodak Box Brownie.
isn't it? Rand Airport, Germiston, 1949. South
African Airways were one of the
operators of the Lodestar. They started receiving them in 1940
and had 21 in the fleet
one time or another.
Shortly after the above shot was taken, and as
DC-3s were taking over,
was sold to East African Airways
becoming VP-KHZ. It finally wound up in
N936, having been modified to full 18-56 standard.