The Heyday of Propeller Airliners(1941-1958)

Brazil Airport

In the early 1940s, Pan American flew through the airport at Barreiras in the Brazilian interior to save two days of travel time between Miami and Rio de Janeiro. Using Douglas DC-3s (shown here) and Boeing 307s, Pan Am no longer had to fly the longer route along the Atlantic coast.

Image number 9A04310
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives

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