Airline Expansion and Innovation(1927 - 1941)

Jenny Crashed Into Tree

Plane crashed in tree. Of the more than 200 pilots hired by the Post Office from 1918 to 1926, 35 died flying the mail. Fatalities dropped after the first few years, but flying the mail remained a dangerous - and sometimes deadly - job.

Image number 76-4155
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives

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