KLM's postwar-built DC-4 "Twenthe" on finals to Ringway inbound from Dublin (Collinstown) on the return trip to Schiphol. The aircraft served KLM from March 1946 until sale to Air France as F-BFDI on 03.06.58.
"Photon" was delivered new to KLM on 17 July 1953. It is arriving at Manchester Ringway to pick up passengers for a trans-atlantic charter flight. It was stored at Schiphol from November 1961 and broken up in June 1963.
"Soerabaja" served KLM from new in September 1947 until retirement at Schiphol in November 1959. Here lining up for take-off from Ringway's Runway 06 in May 1959 when fitted with an under fuselage "Speedpack" cargo container.
"Sea of Japan" was the penultimate DC-7C to be built, serving KLM from December 1958 until sale to Sudflug as D-ABAS in November 1964. It is operating a transatlantic passenger charter to Ringway in June 1963.
USAF 43-15044 delivered 24-Jan-1944, to Netherlands AF NL209 delivered Jul-1945, to PH-TCB registered Feb-1946 (KLM), to PH-DAB registered Aug-1954 (KLM), to JZ-PDB registered Jan-1956 (Kroonduif), to PH-DAB registered Sep-1957 (KLM > Martinair > KLM), to Indonesian Navy U-601 delivered Jan-1965, to PK-RDA registered Jun-1968 (Seulawah), withdrawn from use after 1972 and broken-up
PH-LLB first flight 01-Oct-1959, delivered 10-Oct-1959 (KLM), to N852U registered Jul-1968, converted to 188CF Nov-1968 (Universal > Saturn > Trans International > Transamerica), to C-GNWD registered Jun-1983 (Northwest Territorial), to SE-IVS registered Sep-1986 (Falcon Cargo), to EI-CHW registered May-1993 (Hunting Cargo), broken up at Nottingham-East Midlands, UK in Aug-1998. In the background can be seen Israel AF B377 97/4X-FPY, LOT Viscount SP-LVA and Sabena DC-6 OO-CTN