Saturday, January 19, 2013

TWA history overview in Line Squalls, 1933

For our first post utilizing documents provided by the State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center, Kansas City (SHSMRC), I am installing volume 2, no. 2 issue of 'Line Squalls', an anniversary suppliment issue that addresses the history of Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. We have already posted T&WA history early in the blog, but I wanted to share what that companies president in 1933, Mr. Richard Robbins had to say regarding the combined efforts and interest of three key companies namely, Western Air Express (WAE), Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) and Pittsburgh Aviation Industries (PAI). By June of 1933, there were over 600,000 stockholders invested in the corporation. One year later vice president Jack Frye would be voted in as the youngest (31) president ever of an airline company of the newly named company, TWA as a result of the foundation established by these companies. But more importantly, for his vision of airline advancement in the 20th century.

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