History – Propliners & Early Jet Age

A black & white photo collection of propliners and the early jetliners, mostly taken at Frankfurt between 1955 and 1962. The pictures illustrating a time at Frankfurt Airport, when Germany retained its sovereignity in 1955 and the airport (as all German airports) was dominated by European and U.S. carriers.

The photos are made between 1955 and 1962 –  some of them are exactly dated, but the most are not. This photo gallery will be updated, but research work for detailed infomations about a particular aircraft takes time and probably a lot of them will stay incomplete.

I have to thank all aviation enthusiasts providing valuable informations in the web.

© Ralf Drews Collection