Just who these worthies are was not disclosed in the
caption of this photograph. However,
shot was taken in Amman, Jordan, and since the DC-3 was registered OD-
LR-, I would hazard a
guess that the occassion was a very early state visit to the then new
King of the Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan, Hussein 1. If any viewer can identity these
I would be happy to
so anotate. OD-AAB was previously LR-AAB.
its prefix in
1952. I am not sure what prompted this channge, since the
country had been in-
dependent since 1943
(it was a French Mandate between the wars) and I know of no significant
event which separates the era before and after the early 1950s.
was an ex
C-47A-90-DL (43-15709). After MEA disposed of it, the
aircraft has had an
going first to Air Comores as F-OCEN, After service with the
Militaire Comorienne and
the South African Air Force it went to the US and was converted to
a Turbo DC-3-65TP
and is, I believe, still active with Baja Air as N145RD.