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North Central Airplane | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

North Central Airplane

North Central Airplane | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A North Central Convair airplane on the ground at Austin Straubel Airport. Green Bay was an important "mini-hub" for North Central, formerly Wisconsin Central, through the 1970s. In 1952 the Air Force reclaimed hangar at Truax Field. Wisconsin Central Airlines was forced to move its headquarters to Minneapolis, at the same time changing its name to North Central Airlines.
DESCRIPTION
A North Central Convair airplane on the ground at Austin Straubel Airport. Green Bay was an important "mini-hub" for North Central, formerly Wisconsin Central, through the 1970s. In 1952 the Air Force reclaimed hangar at Truax Field. Wisconsin Central Airlines was forced to move its headquarters to Minneapolis, at the same time changing its name to North Central Airlines.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11519
Creation Date: November 25 1966
Creator Name:Green Bay Press Gazette
City:Green Bay
County:Brown
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wis.) : Photographs, 1955-1961
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:PH 3153.702
Original Dimensions:1.5 x 1 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
From Scott Piepenburg 7/25/06: "The aircraft is identified as a DC-3 but is actually a Convair-440. A DC-3 did not use a tri-cycle landing gear and North Central didn't fly the Convair 340."
SUBJECTS
Airplanes
Airports
Travel
Outdoor photography

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