Airline Expansion and Innovation (1927 - 1941)

Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing

The Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing was designed to carry air mail in the eastern United States. Efficient and economical, it helped build the route structure for what would become Eastern Air Lines.
Gift of Edward V. Rickenbacker

Image number 80-2095
Credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

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