Trousers, Service, Air Transport Command, United States Army Air Forces

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

Collection Item Summary:

Air Transport Command Uniform

Most of the airliners drafted for the war effort were placed under the control of the Air Transport Command (ATC), which was formed in June 1942. The ATC functioned as an enormous international airline, combining the efforts of the Ferry Command, which moved combat aircraft around the world, and the Air Service Command, which moved cargo and personnel.

The ATC was organized by Gen. Robin Olds and later Gen. Harold George. They benefited immensely from the experience of Maj. Gen. C. R. Smith of American Airlines, who served as executive officer, and hundreds of other former airline employees.

Gift of Vergil W. Vaughan