AVIATION POSTCARD CLUB INTERNATIONAL
NEWSLETTER #51 - JUNE 2005

WORTH A SECOND GLANCE

One of a selection of cards from Frank Litaudon, of Aer Lingus operations in France, is definitely a candidate for this section. Many more appear in the feature section.



Its an early bare-metal DC-3 at Paris le Bourget, but not in any colour scheme usually seen , and most significantly, no name. This makes it the one DC-3 (not C-47) delivered new to Aer Lingus in 1940 and hardly used until the post war revival of services. Dublin-Paris service was inaugurated in June 1946 as the first Irish continental service but on the 18th of that month EI-ACA crashed at Shannon. This must also make this one of the earliest post war le Bourget cards. This card is by Gallois there are later known cards of Aer lingus at le Bourget by Editions PI - a photographic low aerial view card with two DC-3 in the green-top scheme plus a BEA Ambassador (see below) and two different views of a Viscount 800 in the green top/white tail colours.

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