Historical Photos of SyAAF & Syrian Airways Aircraft

Few rare and amazing historical photos I could collect from the web representing Syrian Air Force and Airways aircraft from 1940s till 1960s.

Starting with a photo from 1946s for the future commander of SyAAF, General Wadih Al Muqabari standing on the wing of T-6 Texan in an undefined airbase.

Another photo for the commander of SyAAF that time General Wadih Al Muqabari in early 1950s standing infront of a row of T-6 Texans in an undefined airbase.

Photo for young cadets of SyAAF gathering beside a FIAT G.46 taken in 1950s and young Hafez Al Asad aside the canopy on the top.
This photo was taken in the Military Academy in Homs according to the source of this photo, while ACIG stated it was taken in the AF Academy near Aleppo.
Note the other airframe in the background infront of the hangar.

A photo of Syrian president Shukri Al Quwatli just stepped in Aleppo airport in 1945, is it a Beech D-18 ?!?

Rare photo for Percival P.44 Proctor said to be used by Syrian government.

President Fawzi Selu stepping down from a Douglas DC-3 in 1952.

President Jamal AbdulNasser receiving senior Syrian officers in the United Arab Republic (UAR) In 1959, at the background also a Douglas DC-3 operated by Syrian Airways.

President Amin Al Hafez at Cairo Airport together with president Jamal AbdulNasser in August 1963, just after arrival by a Douglas DC-4 reg. YK-AEA.
Is it a DC-4 or Douglas C-54 Skymaster?


  1. In the photo showing President Shukri Al Quwatli arriving at Aleppo in 1945, I believe the aircraft is an Avro Anson.

  2. Marc, many thanks for your info !!
    it's a great addition will take its way to all readers here!!

  3. Photo 1 and 3 I have without watermarks.

  4. Yes Dimitry, i already saw them without watermark in ACIG.org
    but i wanted to acquire them from the same source :)

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  6. The last plane is not a DC-4 but a DC-6B converted to DC-6BF cf: http://www.abcdlist.nl/douglas_longbeach_05.html

    September 19, 2014

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