For some the YS-11 is considered a failure yet achieving a viable airliner that even sold in the US market must have seemed like a dream in the early 1950s for a shattered Japan. Here's the aircraft's story including its first US customer - Hawaiian Airlines:

http://yesterdaysairlines.weebly.com...the-namc-ys-11

Hawaiian Airlines NAMC YS-11 by rstretton, on Flickr