JESSE CALLAHAN COLLECTION
No. 5171. Douglas DC-4 (N420NA c/n 10456) Overseas National Airlines "Dory M"
Photographed by Jesse Callahan

Douglas DC-4


03/31/2011. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This Douglas Model DC-4 was delivered to the USAAF as a C-54B-1-DC s/n 42-72351 on November 27, 1944. Declared surplus, it was sold to American Airlines of New York, New York in 1946 and registered NC90420, later reregistered NC90424. In 1947, it was sold to the Executive Transport Corp. and registered NC5110N and they sold it to ARAMCO (Saudi Aramco Aviation) of Damman, Saudi Arabia in July and reregistered it NC711A. On December 13, 1956, it was sold to ONA (Overseas National Airways) of Oakland, California, registered N420NA and named 'Dory M'.

Sold to the Algerian airline CGTA-Air Algérie (Compagnie Générale de Transports Aériens-Air Algérie) of Algiers in March 1958, it was reregistered F-OBHF but was reregistered 7T-VAF on November 3, 1964. In 1967, it was sold to Air France on May 20 and registered F-BRIX until September when it was sold to Royal Air Cambodge (renamed Air Cambodge in 1970) at Phnom Penh, Cambodia as XU-LAL. It was transferred to the Khmer Air Force as Number 456 in 1973. In 1975 it was withdrawn from use, stored and eventually scrapped."

03/31/2006. Remarks by Jesse Callahan: "The slide was taken by me on a return trip to Tokyo to Haneda Air Base. ONA was a contract carrier for MATS (Military Air Transport Service) and was used to fill the gap when there were not enough USAF planes. The Korean War had just ended and there were a lot troops to get back home to the United States."

Created March 31, 2006