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.
UNRRA war-relief. DC-4 flights to Prague three times and Warsaw twice with poultry hatching eggs.
First DC-4 in the fleet makes first over-flight of Russian occupied territory enroute to Warsaw, Poland, with Captain William Jakeman in the left seat.
Rare 1945 film footage pans non-sked DC-3 & DC-4. Taken & narrated by one of the core Founders & Warsaw Crew, John Noll.
The Borden Company donates three pure-bred American Jersey breeding stock to UNRRA Greek war-relief. DC-4 "loading" for flight to Athens gets press attention.
In 1942 & ’43 the Army Air Corps turned Thomas E. Cowart from a farm boy into an aircraft mechanic and later a flight engineer. He flew the world as part of an Air Transport group led by Captain Cooper Walker. And after the war, Walker encouraged Cowart to join him at Veterans Air Express and fly the world again. Thomas tells me his vivid-memory story. Come meet him.