Last updated December 11 2015

Boeing 307 - The Stratoliner

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Below, postcards from my collection are shown per airline.

Please note that I have no ambition to collect Stratoliner postcards as such, but since I have quite a substantial number of postcards I find it interesting to group them together per aircraft type from a presentation perspective.

Number of postcards: x

Pan American World Airways (x)

TWA (y)

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Pan American World Airways

Pan Am operated 3 different Stratoliner aircrafts between 1940 and 1947.
Registrations used were:

NC19902, NC19903, NC19910

In the collection x of the y aircrafts are represented.

TWA

TWA operated 5 different Stratoliner aircrafts between 1940 and 1951.
In February 1942 the five aircrafts were acquired by US Air Force for use during the WWII. They were converted to model C-75. The Air Force returned the aircrafts in August 1944. TWA then sent them for rebuilding with Boeing to model 307B-1. Among other things the passenger capacity was increased from 33 to 38. TWA flew their Stratoliners to 1951 when they were sold all five to the French operator Aigle Azur.

Registrations used were:

NC19905, NC19906 (aka NX1940), NC19907, NC19908, NC19909

In the collection 2 of the 5 aircrafts are represented.

NC19906
(during the early months of introduction 1940, flew as NX1940)
Construction number 1998, model Boeing 307B. In 1944 converted to 307B-1.
Delivered in 1940 named Cherokee.
In service until 1951 when it was sold to Aigle Azur. Registration became F-BELU.

N19906 ( here NX1940)
TWA
Boeing 307 Stratoliner
In flight
VC
Airline issued
N19906 ( here NX1940)
TWA
Boeing 307 Stratoliner
In flight
VC
W. J. Gray, Los Angeles
N19906 (here NX1940)
TWA
Boeing 307 Stratoliner
In flight
VC
W. J. Gray, Los Angeles
N19906 (here NX1940)
TWA
Boeing 307 Stratoliner
In flight
VC
W. J. Gray, Los Angeles

NC19909
Construction number 2001, model Boeing 307B. In 1944 converted to 307B-1.
Delivered in 1940 named Navajo.
In service until 1951 when it was sold to Aigle Azur. Registration became F-BELZ.

N19909
TWA
Boeing 307 Stratoliner
In flight
VC
Foto Seal Co.
New York
N19909
TWA
Boeing 307 Stratoliner
In flight
VC
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York