Edna Bowler Airline Letter 1945


Collection Item 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 15 page 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.

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Edna Bowler Airline Letter, Acc. 2018-0027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Repository Loc.

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


Bowler, Edna Jones


  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Airlines

Physical description

0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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