American Airlines (USA), Operations, Refueling; Douglas (DC-3) DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport) "Flagship Massachusetts". [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Three-quarter left front view, close-up, of American Airlines Douglas (DC-3) DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport) (r/n NC-16003) on the ground at Fort Worth, Texas, circa late 1930s; aircraft is being refuled from Shell Petroleum Corp. (Dodge) truck in American Airlines livery at center; baggage handlers load or unload luggage at right foreground. Note "Air Conditioner" truck parked at left, behind fuel truck. Airport terminal building with control tower in left background.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Airlines
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa late 1930s

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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