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First Transpacific Flight of the China Clipper

On November 22, 1935, the China Clipper (NC14716) took off from Alameda, California, inaugurating the first commercial airmail service across the Pacific Ocean. This was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways by the Glenn L. 1,487 more words

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Sunday, Oct 10, 1943: A family letter

Dear Uncle Rex,   This will be sort of a family letter, I understand, so I have to put my two cents worth in.  I have spent a month out near Spokane, Washington visiting some cousins. 1,074 more words


Vmail: Oct 9 & 10,1943

My Dearest,

It’s Saturday morning and we have the work all done.  Your mom just went out to pick a bouquet of flowers.  I guess we will go out to Dale’s late this P.M. 330 more words


Letter from Rex, Brodhead WI paper

Pvt. Rex Young In Sicily Campaign

The following letter was written by Pvt. Rex Young to his mother, Mrs. Kittie Young, Brodhead.  Co. C, 39th Engr’s Combat Reg’t, A.P.O. 350 more words


Oct 8, 1943: "copies of the paper"

Brodhead, WI

My Dear Darling,

I wrote you a letter this morning and will write again now–I just got through sending you some things that I thought might be useful.   318 more words


Oct 8, 1943: "chicken dinner at the church"

Brodhead, WI

My Darling–  Honey, here I am at your mother’s.  I got here at 7:45 last nite.  Your mom was at a chicken dinner at the church when I got here, so I just went up town and got something to eat and called Margaret.   597 more words


Oct 2, 1943: "instead of letters"

My Dear Husband-

It’s Saturday morning and quite cold.  I think it will warm up later on tho.  I haven’t heard from you for a few days and have a feeling you are somewhere in Italy now, and close to Naples.   276 more words