The Heyday of Propeller Airliners(1941-1958)

"Is Your Trip Necessary?" Poster

The Air Transport Command (ATC) was formed in 1942 to coordinate the transport of aircraft, cargo, and personnel throughout the country and around the world. Casual air travel virtually ceased in the United States. A tight priority list ensured that only those serving the war effort flew.

Credit: Illinois Digital Archives

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