Research project of 1945 history gets huge boost with face-to-face visit in August 2015 with 92-year old Jack Stettner. His logbook contains the "missing" third DC-3.
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.
Rare 1945 film footage pans non-sked DC-3 & DC-4. Taken & narrated by one of the core Founders & Warsaw Crew, John Noll.
A new treasure…photo of Robert C. Chambers standing with our first DC-3 in 1945 while the aircraft was still government surplus Army C-47 drab grey.
Research begins again for the1945 Veterans Air crews and non-flight personnel. Meet Gracie, my magic "carpet."
Pretty amazing. 2nd generation families…the "kids" meeting for first time, in Dallas suburb. Cross-country RV trek for face-to-face visits.
Join our TX dinner party. Hosts Buffy Noll and husband, Jack. 2nd guest Will Frome. Their dads pilot/founder and navigator/journalist, living within miles of each other.
John Noll Veterans Air aviator … still a man of adventure all those years later! When John Noll, Veterans Air aviator and co-founder turned 70, he was living in Cherry Hill, NJ. Buffy, his daughter, and her family were in Virginia. A major air show was scheduled near them, so Buffy invited her dad down