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This Lockheed 749A Constellation (N9816F) was delivered new to Air-India International in 1948. After serving with Qantas and BOAC it was bought by Transocean Air Lines early in 1958. It is seen here at the airport of Wake Island in the afternoon of June 26, 1958, waiting for departure for Guam en route to Okinawa.

Below is the plane in the morning of the same day (actually the day before, since it would cross the International Date Line on the Honululu-Wake Island leg) at Honululu Airport.

(Both photos by Ruth B. Straw, courtesy of Dean Straw)

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