From about 1956 until roughly 1960-61, Chile
strange four letter suffix style
system. CC-CLDP was former CC-CBG. It
would later have been registered
into a three letter suffix series
again had it not crashed at Llico, Curico on 3 April 1961.
Douglas aircraft (DC-3s and
DC-6Bs were registered in the CC-CLD- (A through Z)
Martins CC-CLM- and
the Convairs CC-CLC- etc. As I say, this didn't last,
by the early 1960s they were back to the
conventional two and three letter designations.
had flown with Flying Tigers
right after WW II as NC17193 before going to Chile.
above shot is by the late Peter R.
Keating and is shown courtesy of the Jennifer Gradidge
collection. It was taken at Santiago
in the early 1950s.