N28336 ahead of its sale by National Airlines to Argentina, where it became LV-PMP. National operated Lodestars into the late 1950s on internal Florida services. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Australia
Operated as a corporate aircraft by shipping company Dollar Line which had in the past dabbled in air transport with South Pacific Airlines. N4433 was withdrawn from use in Paraguay. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Australia
Owned by Texas oil millionaire G.L. Waggoner at the time of the photo. The W logo under the wing and on the nose also appeared on hydroplanes raced by a Bill Waggoner in the 1950s. Some of his hydroplanes were named Maverick and the name on the aircraft may have a family significance. N94540 is now part of the USAF Museum collection. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Victoria
Little information could be found about this aircraft, one of 31 Lodestars to see service with US airlines. It had a mishap at El Paso, Texas on 23 April 1941. A Lockheed flight log book shows that it was repaired by June 1941. Another source says it is a Model 18-10. Photo from: Kansas City Public Library (Missouri)
Built as a C-60A 42-32181 for USAAF in 06.42. Sold to Mexico and later to N4652V, N668, CF-IAZ. N3779G from 06.63 until withdrawn in 1971 and stored. Painted in spurious RAF markings as 'AM711' which was a Hudson.
While Howard Aero's Lockheed conversions focused mainly on the PV-1 Ventura, the Howard 250 was a successful conversion of the earlier Lockheed Lodestar. This aircraft left the production line as 42-55873 for delivery to the RCAF with serial 551. After 1946, the Lodestar flew as a business aircraft and was converted in 1963. Seized for running drugs in 1976, the airplane was auctioned off a year later and is pictured when owned by Atlas Aircraft Corporation, an aircraft parts dealer. It was again seized for drug running in April 1984 with a new owner and impounded at Nassau, Bahamas.