Robert Chambers fills early role as DC-3 Chief Pilot.
Look at this.
THE BEFORE: Pilot Robert Chambers was already hired on by Veterans Air Express before our first DC-3 was delivered. Chief Pilot of the fleet, Robert was instrumental in coordinating the delivery of the company’s three DC-3s from the U. S. government and their conversion to company livery.
I am excited to share this photo with you. Robert’s son Bruce sent it to me today after our second phone conversation in four days.
THE AFTER: The same DC-3, “de-militarized” and sporting Veterans‘ livery – with my name GAYE LYN. That’s Robert Montanarella waving from the left seat. He was Veterans’ first crew hire.
The two Roberts together. Hooah!
We’re closing in on this group. Who do you know???
Bruce Chambers confirmed I correctly identified his Dad, Robert, in this group photo. An article in the Newark Evening News made me suspect it was Chambers standing at the open cargo door with another crewman named Robert — Robert Montanarella — because the two piloted the DC-3 together.