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Yankee on the Yangtze: A Pilot's Odyssey
Superintendent John Whitbeck, head of the Eastern division, conceived the idea of standardizing DH-4s and assigning one to each pilot.

Airline Safety First
To all of us who step aboard a commercial jet, confident we'll arrive safely at our destination, we owe a vote of thanks to Air Mail Pioneer President (ret) Jerry Lederer.

Carrying the Mail Airmail pioneer pilot John James Duffy, great uncle to Liz Duffy Strassner, put himself through medical school, writing articles about flying the mail, such as this for Wallaces' Farmer

"Neither Rain nor Sleet..." Looking back from 20010 by Dennis Parks in General Aviation News http://www.generalaviationnews.com/ 

Thompson Aeronautical Corporation, founded in early 1928 for the mail route from Bay City Michigan to Chicago, Illinois and in 1933 became American Airways.


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