This is a mid-1930s post card image of the
prototype of the Dewoitine 330 series seen at Schiphol
Amsterdam in November of 1933. F-AMMY ("Emeraude") was, in fact, the only
built and was the progenitor of a line of transports which would go on
to become the backbone of
France's long range transports up until the outbreak of WW
II. F-AMMY first flew on 11 July
1933 and made
many highly publicized flights to Africa, the Far East and to the
USSR. It was follow-
three Dewoitine 333 examples and some 29 of the larger 338 model.
On 14 January 1934,
returning from a triumphant flight to Saigon, F-AMMY crashed at
Corbigny, France in bad
weather. All seven souls aboard were killed.