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As the totem pole motif suggests, this Stinson L-1 last served in Alaska. But, which unit? Rescue squadron? This L-1 was owned by Paul Mantz and is now to be found at the Fantasy of Flight museum.

 

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Alaskan Division of the Air Transport Command (ATC)

 

Black & white photograph of nose art painted on aircraft from the Alaskan Division of the Air Transport Command (ATC) during World War II. Nose art shows a totem pole superimposed on a blue circle that has a section of the Alaska state flag showing of eight gold stars: seven from the constellation Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper. The eighth being the North Star, representing the northern most state. Background of the nose art is a dark triangle with a light border. White mountains painted inside the lower half of the triangle.

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...and there is the ATC emblem on the aft fuselage to boot. Excellent; thanks!

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Here is a good topic on this insignia from a while back:

 

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