Airline Expansion and Innovation(1927 - 1941)

de Havilland DH-4

By 1921 modified de Havilland DH-4 light bombers were being used as mail planes. They soon become the symbol of the U.S. Air Mail Service. The first DH-4 built in the United States hangs in the Museum's Looking at Earth gallery.

Image number 2006-25885
Credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

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