Icons of Aviation History: Boeing 40B Airmail Carrier

The development of air mail in the 1920s was intended as a practical service by the Post Office, but it also served as a way for the US Government to encourage and subsidize research into long-range air transportation.


Boeing 40B on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

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Britain’s Civilian Aircraft Carriers

During the height of the Battle of the Atlantic in World War 2, the British defended their vital supply convoys against German U-boats with civilian cargo ships that had been fitted with flight decks to carry military aircraft.

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Merchant Aircraft Carrier “Alexia”                                                  photo from Wikicommons

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