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Airport, Wichita, Kansas

Airport, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1969
This is a photo of the interior of a control tower looking outside to the taxiway and parking area at the airport, Wichita, Kansas.


Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls

Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls
Date: August 19, 1935
This photograph shows Amelia Earhart Putnam and Laura Houghtaling Ingalls, descending from a TWA "Sky Chief" airplane that stopped briefly at the municipal airport in Wichita, Kansas. The two female aviators were headed for Los Angeles, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight division, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight division, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1969
These two black and white photographs show the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight division in Los Angeles, California. This division of Santa Fe Industries, Inc., offered world-wide freight forwarding service.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight division, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight division, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
These two black and white photographs show the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight division in Los Angeles, California. This division of Santa Fe Industries, Inc., offered world-wide freight forwarding service.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight headquarters, Dallas, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight headquarters, Dallas, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1970 and 1978
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight headquarters in Dallas, Texas. This division of Santa Fe Industries, Inc., offered world-wide freight forwarding services.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's freight operations

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's freight operations
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1946 and 1956
This composite photograph shows the modes of freight services offered by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between July 29, 1946 and July 31, 1946
This black and white photograph shows the first plane of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft in Los Angeles, California, prior to its inaugural flight for Chicago, Illinois. The war surplus Douglas C-47 was equipped with a new type refrigeration unit developed by Douglas Aircraft engineers. The "Flying Refrigerator" was capable of carrying a 5500 pound payload of refrigerated perishables or a 6500 pound non-refrigerated load.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1946 and 1947
This black and white photograph shows the first Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft at the municipal airport in Los Angeles, California. The reconverted DC-4 was capable of carrying 20,000 pound of payload. The cargo space was lined with V white board, a fiberglass composition designed to protect fragile cargo. High efficiency refrigeration units were engineered, designed and fabricated by the Douglas Company for installation.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aricraft, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aricraft, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1946 and 1947
This black and white photograph shows members of the maintenance staff from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Skyway, Inc. The members have been identified from left to right as follows: R.H. Dekay, assistant superintendent of maintenance; E.L. Drinkwater, foreman; S.C. Timson, C.A.A. liaison man; J.J. Cooper, lead inspector; and E.R. Hines, superintendent of maintenance for Santa Fe Skyway, Inc.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway operations

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway operations
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1946 and 1947
This composite photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Skyway Inc., operations.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company skyway aircraft

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company skyway aircraft
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1948 and 1952
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Skyway, Inc. aircraft and pilots. Visible is a worker either loading or unloading crates from the aircraft. The DC-4 reconverted plane was equipped with four Pratt & Whitney engines, each capable of generating 1450 horsepower at takeoff. Radio and flight equipment included automatic direction finder units, two-way high frequency communications and two-way very high frequency transmission and receiving units, an auxiliary range receiver used in conjunction with a fixed loop antenna for anti-static purposes and a glide path and runway localizer receivers of high frequency.


Beechcraft Bomber crew trainers postcard

Beechcraft Bomber crew trainers postcard
Date: 1944
This is a postcard illustrating Beechcraft bomber crew trainers. Aircraft featured are: AT-10 Plywood Trainer, AT-7 Navigation Trainer, AT-11 Bombing and Gunnery Trainer, all from the Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas.


Boeing aircraft

Boeing aircraft
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
Six prints of Boeing aircraft: B-52G Missile-Platform Jet Bomber with Air-to Ground Missiles; YB-52 Stratofortress; B-47A Stratojet; 707; Strategig Air Command Team Boeing KC-135 and B-52, refueling; and B-52H Ballistic Missile Bomber with Hypersonic CAM-87 Skybolts.


Cessna Aircraft Assembly Line, Wichita, Kansas

Cessna Aircraft Assembly Line, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Cessna Aircraft Company
Date: September 29, 1944
These black and white photographs show an assembly line of completed AT-17 Bobcats at the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.


Fairfax Airport, Kansas City, Kansas

Fairfax Airport, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1959
This is a photo of the Fairfax Airport, Kansas City, Ks., with several buildings and airplanes in view.


Kansas State Chamber of Commerce in Wichita, Kansas

Kansas State Chamber of Commerce in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1955
A photograph of Kansas State Chamber of Commerce members and their wives, standing by chartered buses at the Boeing Airplane Company as part of the program for their 31st annual convention.


Thomas Bayne Wilson

Thomas Bayne Wilson
Date: Between 1944 and 1950
A photograph of Thomas Bayne Wilson seated at his desk. After reaching the rank of general, he left the military in 1944, returning to his civilian position as chairman of the board of TWA until 1947, then served one term in the Kansas House of Representatives from Jefferson County. After the 1948 session of the Kansas Legislature, he challenged incumbent U.S. Congressman Albert M. Cole (1st District) in the August Republican primary but lost. In 1950 he entered federal government service as regional director, Defense Materials Procurement Agency, with the rank of Minister (Diplomatic). In 1955, he became United States Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation. Wilson later served on the Civil Aeronautics Board and was chairman of the board and director of Resort Airlines.


Western Air Service, Salina, Kansas

Western Air Service, Salina, Kansas
Creator: C.W. Marsh, Commerical Photographer, Salina, Kansas
Date: June 05, 1931
These two photographs show a group of men celebrating the inaugural flight of the Western Air Service Company in Salina, Kansas.


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