Another image where I had to
resort to the name to correctly identity the rego. This is Braathens
SAFE "Norse Commander" at Oslo, probably
on the day of its inaugural service from that city
to Hong Kong, judging by the crowd of well wishers
on hand. Braathens South American and Far
Transport A/S was founded in 1946 by Norwegian ship owner Ludvig G.
Braathen as a
charter company operating
flights to the Far East and South America. Initially they were
dead-head (or position) his
steamship crews, but later led to general charters. LN-PAW was
ex C-54A-15-DC which had been purchased from KLM (ex PH-TAC) in
1948. It was sold
to Seaboard & Western
Airlines as a freighter in 1952 becoming N1552V.