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In October 1945, Edna Jones Bowler flew via an unnamed airline from New York to San Diego to join her husband who was serving in the United States Navy.

Identifier

NASM.2018.0027

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Patricia Williams and Jessamyn Lloyd, encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2018.

Creator

Bowler, Edna Jones

Date

bulk 1945

Provenance

Judi Pimentel, Gift, 2018

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Summary

This October 1945 letter was written by Edna Jones Bowler to her parents, Frank and Edna Jones in Floral Park, New York. Bowler's fifteen page letter recounts her adventures flying via an unnamed airline from New York to San Diego to join her husband who was serving in the United States Navy.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a fifteen page letter written by Edna Jones Bowler to her parents, Frank and Edna Jones in Floral Park, New York that recounts her adventures on her cross-country flight. While Bowler does not mention the airline, based on the route, it appears to be American Airlines. Bowler describes in vivid detail her impressions of the flights, crews, scenery, and airports.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Rights

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Topics Aeronautics, Commercial
Airlines

Citation

Edna Bowler Airline Letter, NASM.2018.0027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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