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Provincetown Municipal Airport | Lockheed 10 Electra.

The Electra’s distinctive double tail calls to mind the unforgettable triple tail of Lockheed’s later Constellation. The twin-engine, 11-passenger aircraft went into service in 1935. A highly modified version of the Electra served as Amelia Earhart’s aircraft in 1937 for an intended round-the-world flight that ended with her disappearance over the Pacific.  The Provincetown-Boston Airline bought its first Electra in 1952. It “contributed greatly in the increase in Provincetown-Boston passengers,” John C. Van Arsdale wrote that year, when PBA carried 5,044 persons.

¶ Last updated on 12 March 2017. ¶ Image courtesy of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.

 

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