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DC3 Gaye Lyn

November 27, 1945

DC3 Gaye Lyn

He founded an all-veterans commercial air service in 1945

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3 Telegrams

March 28, 1946

3 Telegrams

Gravely-Altvater-Gravely initiate VAE Sebring Air Terminal MX facility

The Full Story…

 

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DC-4 NX58003 Christened

April 16, 1946

DC-4 NX58003 Christened

Christened GLOBE TROTTER by Jarmila Novotná

In preparation for two back-to-back UNRRA cargo trips to Prague,

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Hendricks Field (Sebring)

May 16, 1946

Hendricks Field (Sebring)

Dad in DC-3 with others visits Hendricks Field (Sebring)

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WARSAW first flight

May 17, 1946

WARSAW first flight

GLOBE TROTTER: NX58003
7 May thru 17 May, 1946. They flew NX58003, Veterans’ first DC-4

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WARSAW second flight

May 20, 1946

WARSAW second flight

GLOBE TROTTER: NX58003
5/20/1946 – 5/29/1946
Warsaw flight 55,000 eggs. Verify NX58003 – had to be.

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DC-4 NX58003 PRAGUE UNRRA flight

June 8, 1946

DC-4 NX58003 PRAGUE UNRRA flight

One of two PRAGUE UNRRA flights – CREW INFO

6/8/1946 – 6/16/1946

SECOND FLT? Crew Manifest: 8June – 16June 1946: Cpt Jakeman, 1st Ofc Neigel, 2nd Ofc Moroz, Nav. Rowland, 1st Rad Op Michatowski, 2nd Rad Op Freeman, Flt Eng Cannock, UNRRA Obs Lynnes

1st FLIGHT 4/17 – 4/25 1946 – enter separately

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VAE DC-4 NC57777

June 17, 1946

VAE DC-4 NC57777

First conversion done at Hendrikcs Field. (Sebring FL)

Test-hop same day.

Mon 6/17/1946 – DC-4 refurb completed & test-hop.

Tues 6/18 flown to Miami for “weigh in”

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VAE’s second DC-4 christened

June 20, 1946

VAE’s second DC-4 christened

VAE’s second DC-4 christened as CITY OF SEBRING (FL) with orange juice

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City of Sebring had flown a UNRRA contract delivery

June 27, 1946

City of Sebring had flown a UNRRA contract delivery

City of Sebring had flown a UNRRA contract delivery
6/27/46
This according to The Highland County News issue 6/27

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VAE letter terminates tenant agreement with Hendricks Field

July 3, 1946

VAE letter terminates tenant agreement with Hendricks Field

Farewell Hendricks

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DC-4 re-christened GLOBE MASTER

July 24, 1946

DC-4 re-christened GLOBE MASTER

DC-4 re-christened GLOBE MASTER by Carole Landis at Newark Airport 7/24/1946 Carole Landis christened Veterans Air Line DC-4 on July 24, 1946. Suspect this was a re-christening of THE CITY OF SEBRNG Help spread the word

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VAE DC-4 delivers PEDIGREED JERSEYS to Athens for UNRRA

September 10, 1946

VAE DC-4 delivers PEDIGREED JERSEYS to Athens for UNRRA

VAE DC-4 delivers PEDIGREED JERSEYS to Athens for UNRRA

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Contact Gaye Lyn

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Then & There…

A RECOMMENDED READ and irreplaceable for me: "Memories of the Jing Bao & Beyond," Authors Choice Press, 2001. Written by our own JACK Z. STETTNER - Veterans Air Express Co-Founder, Investor, Pilot and Operations Manager. As well as his considerable WWII experiences, Jack's book revealed new details about Veterans Air Express...plus the spirit and character of this organization that Jack obviously loved!