Russia demands 1946 Warsaw overflight permit

UNRRA Warsaw war-relief delivery needs Soviet overflight permission

News clip in The New York Times reports that the Veterans Air Line  UNRRA flight to Warsaw will make history as the first U.S. civilian aircraft to overfly Soviet-occupied territory.

History making for the U.S. and awesome first for Veterans Air Crew

If it’s a “first” for the U.S., imagine how it feels to the Veterans Air crew! The article contains our first research mention of crew member Captain William Jakeman. With 7,000′ flight hours, this historic civil-owned DC-4 flight is surely in capable hands.

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