Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa late 1930s

Repository Loc.

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



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