Veterans Air Express navigator Michael Frome … in his own elegant words
What an exquisite honor to introduce our newest Veterans family member. Our now-96-year-old Veterans Air Express navigator Michael Frome.
Michael will present his own story, in his own words. I’m not being lazy here. I’m just extremely excited to share two of Michael’s articles from April 1946 in Prague with Veterans Air. Written on location, published while the Crew was still in Prague. The details enrich my appreciation for the worldwide stage upon which our air line landed. Literally and figuratively. I hope you are likewise engaged.
Direct from Prague 1946 … Date Line April 20
Washington Post journalist and
Veterans Air Express navigator Michael Frome
A leave of absence …
To be sure you did not miss the Washington Post editor’s intro to Michael’s previous articles , here it is again.
This Prague coverage was far from the only article Michael wrote. Nor his only flight. April was followed by a second flight to Prague in early May and then Warsaw later that same month. All were conducted under Veteran’s UNRRA contract. An excerpt from the University of Idaho website describes Michael’s involvement this way:
You’ve got to be asking…how did Michael Frome get hooked up with my Dad’s air line?
That brings us to the “What??? Really???” part of Michael’s story. The inexplicable “coincidence.” (And those of you who follow this website know that I definitely do not believe in coincidences. I present Michael’s email and “rest my case.”)
Yes, Dear Reader, this email may sound familiar to you. It appeared in a longer story about meeting Michael Frome. I deem it worth repeating. You can deem it as incredibly special to me.
Actually, there’s much more behind this event!
Before he could tell us his story, we had to find Michael. Follow that research path HERE.
Michael Frome … after leaving Veterans Air Express
Michael himself has given me approval to share the clippings, video and messages that appear in this post. I’m delighted to also have made friends with Michael’s daughter and son, Michele and Will. Their myriad emails and phone calls facilitated Michael and I recovering some grand connections. Once again, I’ve been made welcomed by a new Veterans family. I am so proud.