Photographer's Note

Another photo from my distant and adventurous past.

This photo was taken at the airport at Abeche in eastern Chad. We had flown in the DC3 (right) from the capital N'djamena. The second part of our journey, to El Geneina in the Darfur region of Sudan, was to be in the DC4 on the left. We made the decision to fly from Chad to Sudan because we had been advised that due to possible rebel activity it was not safe to travel by road. I remember waiting for a week in N'djamena for fuel supplies to arrive before we could make the flight.

The Douglas DC3 was first flown in 1935 and is regarded as one of the most important transport aircraft ever built.

The Douglas DC4 was first flown in 1938. They served during WWII and during the Berlin Airlift. Only 79 were ever built.

A scan from a kodachrome slide.

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