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Lodestar means, “Guiding Star” or specifically Polaris. This Lockheed transport was aptly named as it pointed the way to the future of America’s air transport development and saw service with Air France, British Overseas Airways, Pan American Airlines, Charguers Reunis, South African Airways and Mid-Continent Airways.
Our Lodestar was one of 29 ordered by South African Airways in 1940. Due to the outbreak of World War Two these aircraft went immediately to the South African Air Force. c/n 2035 received the name “Piet Retief,” the name of an 1820s South African Voortrekker leader and received s/n ZS-ASU.