People

1946 Veterans Air Express crew

People

(POST UPDATE 9/19/2016: Constantine J. Keloss (Kaless) just identified in 1946 Veterans Air photo.) On 10 November 2015, I launched my second-ever “road trip” to meet crew members. The result? Face-to-face meetings and first-hand details from 1946 Veterans Air Express crew: flight engineer Thomas Cowart and navigator Ed Martz. Plus I received grand old photos taken by VAE pilot Richard Broughton. Come see.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more

Broughton, Martz, Cowart: Veterans Air Express Breaking News

People

Look who I found!! Two sons, Craig & Robert, of 1945 1st Officer Richard Broughton. And two original crew members, Edward Martz, navigator, living in NJ and Thomas Cowart, flight engineer, living in SC. They ALL flew multiple trips for the Veterans Air Express United Nations war relief contract to Prague, Warsaw and Athens. It’s intriguing! And I am psyched!

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more

Cocktails with Paul Eason, son of Veterans Air Express Charles Eason, Sr.

People

His Dad helped my Dad found Veterans Air Express in 1945. And across those 70 years, Charles Eason, Sr. & Saunie Gravely “introduced” their son & daughter in 2015, over Margaritas at sunset in Santa Fe to compare notes on their non-sked cargo & passenger airline. Come meet Paul Eason & his son Evan.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more

Veterans Air CAB application

People

Veterans Air Express prepared a Civil Aeronautics Board route application – for authority to engage in permanent, scheduled service, worldwide. The document & accompanying, impressive route map, were saved by John Greenleaf, Sr., a founding member of the 1945 company. He kept a copy among his papers. It’s a revelation of the hopes & intentions of these Vets & their investors.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more

1946 Veterans Air Express operations base #2 sets up at Sebring Air Terminal

People

Timing is everything. Veterans Air Express needed a major maintenance and repair facility. And Florida seemed a location ideally suited to their growing cargo and passenger business. Hendricks Field, an AAF Pilot School during WWII in Sebring, FL was being deactivated and transitioned into Sebring Air Terminal. Photos & news clips from archives unfold the story.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more

Veterans Air Express contract with UNRRA flown by Stettner, Jakeman, Noll, et al.

People

An “experimental” DC-4. A high-energy group of hardworking ex-servicemen. A Veterans Air Express UNRRA contract for cargo flights behind the iron curtain. And Newark/Miami winter passenger flights. By mid-1946, the all-veterans organization was becoming recognized and starting to thrive.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more

Family of Veterans Air Express John W. Greenleaf, Sr. finds us!

People

Here’s how this works. Grandson of Veterans Air Express John W. Greenleaf, Sr. googles his OWN name. And up pops reference to Veterans Air Express. He remembers stories from his Granddad and Father when he was a kid…so he tells his Dad…his Dad contacts me via my website…and we now know more about another member of our 1945 non-sked airline. I’m still grinning! Come read more.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more

Stettner verifies Veterans Air Express 1945 history.

People

My research project into Veterans Air Express 1945 history gets huge boost. My face-to-face meeting with 92-year old Jack Stettner, founding member & pilot, reveals great stories. And his Logbook contains my “missing” DC-3.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more

Veterans Air Express Reunion a special celebration

People

Veterans Air Express Reunion gave new meaning to “together again.” This first-ever gathering felt like old home week with Jack Stettner and his family in Florida recently. Come share our new photos & some 70-yr old history.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more

Fireworks pale to my finding Veterans Air Express Jack Z. Stettner

People

Veterans Air Express Jack Z. Stettner helped found, finance, pilot & manage this DC-3 & DC-4 passenger/cargo airline in 1945. And I am planning a Veterans Air Express Reunion with Jack and his family sometime soon! I am so privileged and excited to introduce you to Jack. Come meet him!

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
Help spread the word
Read more
Page 4 of 6« First...23456

Contact Gaye Lyn

Always happy to see your Comments at bottom of a Post you've just read.

Or, for one-on-one exchanges, please click HERE to use the Contact page. I'd very much enjoy hearing from you.

[Do not, however, try to sell me something. That definitely is a No! No!]

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!