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The 1943-1945 Era
WWII GIs, war surplus DC-3s and DC-4s, produce and passengers: Saunie’s 1945 non-sked air service.
Saunie considers C-60 Lockheed Lodestar. That will change. But Newark Evening News reporter gives extensive Air Express details.
Named to Board, Gordon E. Bellman got into full swing with Founder Saunie Gravely to build a fleet and crews.
First stock certificate printed even before "Veterans" became part of the official company name.
With first cargo flight, Robert Montanarella, pilot, and Saunie Gravely, founder, get Veterans Air airborne.
DC-3 Captain Robert Montanarello, left seat, is first hire of the Veterans Air Flight Crews.
Charles Francis Eason, Sr. may add real intrigue and maybe even some mystery to the history of Veterans Air Express. The discovery that Eason, Sr. was a non-pilot founder of Veterans brings up some curious questions. Gaye Lyn Gravely conducts research about the 1945 all-GI airline founded by her father, Saunie Gravely, with their war surplus DC-3 and DC-4 fleet. Follow me…