ABOUT Veterans Air

This Blog is a research & cataloging tool.  It’s a place to log what I discover about Veterans Air Line and Veterans Air Express — referred to collectively for convenience as Veterans Air.

A highly critical part of my research is finding the people who were involved in founding, getting airborne, maintaining, and day-to-day operations of Veterans Air from late 1945 through 1947.  Since the inception was in 1945, equally important is discovering and communicating with the families, friends or associates of the founding members, ex-employees, vendors, etc.  I think you “get” the scope.

My Dad, Saunie Gravely, founded Veterans Air at Newark Air Depot, New Jersey, with a maintenance base for a short time at Hendricks Field, Sebring, FL.   Saunie was President, Chairman of the Board, a stickler for well-maintained aircraft, and the motivation behind the endeavor.  Within weeks of my birth in November, 1945, he named a company DC-3 after me – the GAYE LYN.