Douglas M-4: Vol de Nuit.

Douglas M-4: Vol de Nuit.

The Douglas Mailplanes were derivatives of the successful O-2 military plane; of them the 1926 M-4 was the strengthened last model. Initially intended to be operated by the Post Office Dept itself to replace the venerable DH-4s, the department policy suffered a change and they’re put up for auction and operated by commercial carriers instead.

Still image that captured the magic of the highly recommendable “Night Flight”, a 1933 movie based on the homonymous book of Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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