Delta: An Airline and Its Aircraft. The Illustrated History by R. E. G. Davies

By R. E. G. Davies

A colourful historical past of all Delta plane up in the course of the early Nineties.

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32 FIt. 1; withdrawn Aug. 34 FIt. 1 0; sold Feb. 35 From Wallace England Stinson Model S \ . Pueblo' r was changed on 1July 1938 to the more appropriate Inland Air Lines. Merger discussions were held during 1941 with Mid-Continent Airlines but these were suspended at the outbreak of World War II. In April 1942, Inland contracted with the USAAF to operate a cargo route within its catchment area, and extended its meandering network back into Denver again. It also operated to the Pacific Northwest, purchased a Lockheed 18 Lodestar from Continental, acqUired two Beech C17B Staggerwings, and trained a group of pilots for Air Transport Command.

45 From USAAF (ex- C-531; to Western at merger 1952; crashed, Los Angeles, 29 Jun. 53 Wyoming Air Service became Inland Air Lines on 1 july 1938, at which I time the fleet consisted of the last two Orions and the first seven 2470s. In/and operated the rare Boeing 221A Monomai/. Western's Eastward Strugglg The First Route Extension During the mid-1930s, Western Air Express cautiously re-established its traditional route from California to Salt Lake City, and was able to celebrate a ten-year safety record on 17 April 1936.

Army Air Force; and they were promptly put into service under contract to Northeast in support of the war effort, pioneering routes to Europe via Labrador, Greenland, and Iceland. Into the Wild Blue Yonder On 24 April, Northeast Airlines extended its Gander service northward via Goose Bay, Labrador, to Narssarssuak, Greenland, (given a military code-name Bluie West 1) and this was soon extended to Sandre Stromfjord (Bluie West 8) further north along the eastern coast of Greenland. The veteran Northeast chief pilot, Captain Milton H.

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