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Even More ALC Markings

ALC24ST — ca. 1935.  Alcoa Aluminum advertisement, Aviation, May 1935, pg. 9. (Image also reproduced in Aero Digest article below.)  Link:  http://archive.org/stream/Aviation_Week_1935-04-01#page/n25/mode/1up

ALC24ST — ca. 1936.  Douglas fuselage frame in “Development of Aluminum for Aircraft,” C.F. Nagel, Jr., Aluminum Company of America, Aero Digest, Feb. 1936, pg. 27.  Link: http://archive.org/stream/aerodigest2819unse#page/n148/mode/1up

ALC 24ST — ca. 1936.  “Spot Welding vs. Riveting,” Aviation, Oct. 1936, pg. 29.  Link:  http://archive.org/stream/Aviation_Week_1936-10-01#page/n14/mode/1up

ALC24ST — ca. 1937.  “Thrills of the Navy Test Pilots,” Popular Mechanics, Aug. 1937, pg. 227.  Link: http://archive.org/stream/bub_gb_79oDAAAAMBAJ#page/n123/mode/2up

ALC24ST — ca. 1937.  Alcoa Aluminum advertisement, Aviation, Nov. 1937, pg. 9.  Link: http://archive.org/stream/Aviation_Week_1937-11-01#page/n4/mode/1up

ALC24ST — ca. 1938.  Rear cover, Curtiss Fly Leaf, December 1938.  Link:  http://p40hawksnest.co.nf/Curtiss/CFL/CFL38Dec.html

ALC24ST — ca. 1939.  “Slots Are Here to Stay,” Kurt Rand, Popular Aviation, Oct. 1939.  Link:  http://books.google.com/books?id=NR6fckxHa4UC&pg=PA51#v=onepage

ALC24ST — ca. 1940.  “Are You Qualified?”, Hurd Barrett, Flying Magazine, Oct. 1940. pg. 32.  Link: http://books.google.com/books?id=CJVLeVu8dxMC&lpg=PA1&pg=PA32#v=onepage

ALC24SRT — ca. 1940.  “Assembling of a DC-3 / C-47 aircraft, ca.1940,” California Historical Society Collection.  Link:  http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll65/id/10435

ALC24ST — ca. 1940.  “A man working on fuselage in the factory,”  George Strock/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.  Link:  http://www.gettyimages.com/license/50452689

ALC24ST — ca. 1941.  “Curtis Wright,” Dmitri Kessel, April 1941.  Link:  http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/asset/curtis-wright/CQF4HZsxtsB_9Q

ALC24ST — ca. 1941.  “B-17E Flying Fortress Camera Pit Below Radio Compartment.”  Link:  http://www.boeingimages.com/archive/B-17E%20Flying%20Fortress%20Camera%20Pit%20Below%20Radio%20Compartment-2F3XC569VIN.html and http://www.boeingimages.com/archive/B-17E%20Flying%20Fortress%20Camera%20Pit%20Below%20Radio%20Compartment-2F3XC56983J.html

ALC24ST — ca. 1942.  Although other aluminum markings were introduced in the early 1940s, the leading edge of this wing still shows faded “ALC24ST” markings.  Link: http://www.loc.gov/resource/fsa.8b05338/

ALC24ST — unknown [DC-3].  Handbook of Instructions for the Transport Model DC3-277B for American Airlines, Inc., Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., pgs. 11, 34, 64, 89, 106A, 145.  Link: http://www.avialogs.com/viewer/avialogs-documentviewer.php?id=3248

ALC24ST — unknown [P-36].  P-40 Warhawk in Detail, Part 1: Y1P-36 through P-40C, Bert Kinzey, pg. 26.  Link: http://www.boxartden.com/gallery/var/resizes/Profiles/Detail-&-Scale/61-Curtiss-P-40/