Strategic ingenuity for WW II production of bombers, fighters, transports and trainers is our own American monumental victory. The “juggernaut” story is told by author, historian Fred Johnsen for General Aviation News. Read about the strong significance to Veterans Air Express of this story.
Veterans Air Express
First DC-3s ferried from Valdosta military base by Veterans Air. Valdosta. Not a common name. Valdosta. Why does it sound so familiar? Trip planning through Georgia, I see the name several times on a map. It rings a bell. But nothing comes to mind – until 20 miles north of Valdosta on 27 June this …
Jammed ten pounds in a five-pound bag…and still had more to share. But I sure had fun telling the Veterans Air Express story at NJ Aviation Hall of Fame last November. I was delighted (and pleasantly stunned) by Executive Director Shea Oakley’s introduction. There’s a YouTube in this post that captures the evening…Dad’s concept, the WWII vets who joined him, a historic UNRRA flight, some conjectures why the airline folded…and more. Give it a look-see.