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All photos: Eric Roscoe © 1967

My thanks to Eric for allowing me to add some of his Prestwick photographs. Certainly a great period in the airport's history, for myself and many others of my generation.
52-0952 Douglas C-124C Globemaster (43861) USAF - MAC., on 23 March 1967. To MASDC as CQ302 24 July 1972.
51-0138 Douglas C-124C Globemaster (43472) USAF - CAC visited in 1969. To MASDC as CQ160 25 March 1971.
53-0270 Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter (17052) USAF - MAC - Minnesota Air Guard, on 17 July 1967.
52-2682 Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter (16713) USAF - New York Air Guard, on 10 April 1967. To MASDC 22 October 1969. Declared excess 12 November 1969.
52-0885 Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter (16577) USAF - Tennessee Air Guard, on 06 May 1967. To MASDC 16 April 1969. Declared excess 17 June 1969
53-3232 Douglas C-118A Liftmaster (44603/513) USAF-MATS, landing 13 June 1965.
52-3419 Lockheed EC-121D Warning Star (4337) USAF, 1960. Damaged 21 December 1960 when #3 engine caught fire and fell off, burning the wing 9ft across and back to the main spar; aircraft landed safely at Kindley AFB, Bermuda.
20720 Canadair CL-28 (Later CP-107) Argus (11) RCAF - Maritime Command, 415 (MP) Squadron, on 24 March 1967.
17171 Douglas R4D-8 (43309) United States Navy on 01 May 1967. Abandoned hulk can still be seen near Sólheimasandur, Iceland, where it crashed on 21 November 1973.
Three de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Caribou, returning to Canada from United Nations service, on 11 June 1967. 5321 (10); 5322 (11) and 5320 (9). They left Prestwick for Keflavik on 16 May 1967 as c/s "6292; "6293" and "6294".
KG441 Douglas C-47 Dakota lV (12476) RCAF - with twp siblings, up the back on 01 May 1967. Became G=AVPW and later YV-761C crashing 17 December 1994 .
KN665 Douglas C-47 Dakota lV (33368/16620) RCAF - later became the familiar CF-WGN of Millardair.
14654 (F-SCIB) Douglas C-47 Dakota lV (14654/26099) Armée de l'Air 50-IB GAM50. Scrapped after storm damage 19 September 1969.
EI-ARR Douglas C-47 Dakota lll (13164) Emerald Airways on 08 July 1967.
G-AMSU Douglas C-47 Dakota lV (16800) Dan-Air London on 11 June 1967.
CF-PWM Douglas DC-7C (45181) Pacific Western Airlines on 05 August 1967. Ex PH-DSB which was a regular at Prestwick.
N90773 Douglas DC-7C (45117) Saturn Airways. Familiar as G-AOIG of BOAC which, again, was a regular at Prestwick on the Trans Atlantic run.
N1002T Canadair CL-44D4-2 (38) Flying Tiger on 06 August 1967. Captured also by Ken Marshall a week later on 13 August 1967.
OY-KTC Douglas DC-8 (45804) Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS on 30 April 1967. A regular when she was a passenger aircraft, new in this guise. Became PH-DCZ
EI-ANV Boeing 707-348C (19001/488) Aer Lingus / Irish International Airlines, landing 08 April 1967. I flew in this aircraft from Prestwick to New York 7 hours 45 minutes 07 July 1966..
EI-APJ Douglas C-47B Dakota lll (33042/16294) Emerald Airways 30 April 1967. Ex KN509, G-AMYX, later N3102Q, N485F and finally 5N-ARA..
G-AMXY de Havilland DH.104 Dove 6 (04409) The Nuclear Power Group - Just look at all the Plane Spotters! Later became 9J-AAE and A2-ZFM.
G-AMXY de Havilland DH.104 Dove 6 (04455) a very common sight around the UK.
G-APLH Bristol 170 Freighter Mk.31 (13250) Dan-Air London, August 1964.
G-APAV Bristol 170 Freighter Mk.32 (13263) British United Airways. 30 April 1967.
XF527 / 70 Hawker Hunter F.6 (S4/U/3389) RAF landing in 1969. d/d 28 September 1956, to 8680M, preserved at Halton, Buckinghamshire, UK.
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