LARS OPLAND COLLECTION
No. 4440. Fairchild 71 (NC119H c/n 657) Marine Airways
Photographed at Juneau, Alaska, USA, ca. 1939, by Alfred Opland
Marine Airways merged in 1939 with Alaska Air Transport to form Alaska Coastal Airlines which was acquired by Alaska Airlines in 1968.
07/17/2005. Remarks by Lars Opland: "The Fairchild 71 was probably photographed prior to 1940, as Marine Airways merged out of existance then & Bob Reeve bought NC119H in the winter of 1939-40 after losing NC9745 in a hangar fire. I've never seen any mention of Bob Reeve flying his Fairchilds on floats. The Edo J-5300's were probably sold to meet operating expenses (or he bought the 71 without them), as '39 & '40 were lean years for Reeve."
Created July 17, 2005