Northwest Orient Airlines DC-8 – Good looking but short lived

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Northwest Airlines Douglas DC-8 N804US II CREDIT: Dave DeBace

Northwest brought 5 new DC-8s on board mid-1960 and less than a year later they were looking to move them on to someone else.  I can only presume the reason was to acquire the nifty and new Boeing 720B of which they acquired 13 over the next 3 years or so.

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