Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Handwritten 15 page letter from Edna Jones Bowler to her parents, Frank and Edna Jones in Floral Park, New York. Bowler's letter recounts her adventures flying from New York to San Diego to be with her husband in the Navy. 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.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airlines

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Edna Bowler

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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