Veterans Air Line

Jack Stettner would be 97 today.

Jack Stetter, sporting a bright red shirt and Veterans Air Line cap, and sipping a huge ice cream soda.

Jack Stettner loved life. He was proud of his family, his WWII service, and his role in co-founding Veterans Air. He would have been 97 today. I celebrate his life in a fashion he would approve.

Researching again for 1945 Veterans Air crews or current day families

Research begins again for the1945 Veterans Air crews and non-flight personnel who helped Saunie Gravely, my Dad, establish the air line. While still in pursuit of undiscovered families, my current adventure takes me across the country to meet a few of the families I’ve located since April 2015. Come read about my new venture and meet Gracie, my magic “carpet.”

Finding Veterans Air crews

Finding Veterans Air crews is like a rubrics cube.  Lots of movable parts and possibilities. Two days ago (20 May), I discovered & told you about a news article authored by Don Turnbull.  He reported on a flight to Warsaw in May 1946 to deliver hatching eggs on behalf of UNRRA (United Nations Relief & …

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Veterans Air flight to Warsaw

Veterans Air flight to Warsaw. 69 years ago today, May 20, 1946. Countless times, Dad told me about the Veterans Air flight to Warsaw – multiple flights actually to both Poland and Czechoslovakia.  The company had won a contract from UNRRA (United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration) to fly relief-effort supplies to European nations devastated …

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