Saunie & Veterans Air Express

Events

1945

11/27/1945: DC3 Gaye Lyn

11/27/1945

1946 Jan - June

3/28-30/1946: 3 Telegrams Gravely-Altvater-Gravely initiate VAE Sebring Air Terminal MX facility

03/28/1946 - 03/30/1946

4/16/46: DC-4 NX58003. Christened GLOBE TROTTER by Jarmila Novotná

Approx. 4/16/1946

In preparation for two back-to-back UNRRA cargo trips to Prague,

5/7 - 5/17/46 WARSAW first flight. GLOBE TROTTER: NX58003

5/7/1946 - 5/17/1946

7 May thru 17 May, 1946. They flew NX58003, Veterans’ first DC-4,

5/16/46: Dad in DC-3 with others visits Hendricks Field (Sebring)

5/16/1946

5/20 - 5/29/46: WARSAW second flight. GLOBE TROTTER: NX58003

5/20/1946 - 5/29/1946

Warsaw flight 55,000 eggs. Verify NX58003 - had to be.

JUNE 1946: DC-4 NX58003. One of two PRAGUE UNRRA flights - CREW INFO

6/8/1946 - 6/16/1946

SECOND FLT? Crew Manifest: 8June - 16June 1946: Cpt Jakeman, 1st Ofc Neigel, 2nd Ofc Moroz, Nav. Rowland, 1st Rad Op Michatowski, 2nd Rad Op Freeman, Flt Eng Cannock, UNRRA Obs Lynnes
1st FLIGHT 4/17 - 4/25 1946 - enter separately

6/17/46 VAE DC-4 NC57777. First conversion done at Hendrikcs Field. (Sebring FL) Test-hop same day.

Approx. 6/17/1946

Mon 6/17/1946 - DC-4 refurb completed & test-hop. Tues 6/18 flown to Miami for "weigh in"

6/20/46: VAE's second DC-4 christened as CITY OF SEBRING (FL) with orange juice

Approx. 06/20/1946

By 6/27/46 City of Sebring had flown a UNRRA contract delivery

6/27/46

This according to The Highland County News issue 6/27

1946 July - Dec

7/3/46: VAE letter terminates tenant agreement with Hendricks Field

7/3/1946

DC-4 re-christened GLOBE MASTER by Carole Landis at Newark Airport

7/24/1946

Carole Landis christened Veterans Air Line DC-4 on July 24, 1946. Suspect this was a re-christening of THE CITY OF SEBRNG

VAE DC-4 delivers PEDIGREED JERSEYS to Athens for UNRRA

Approx. September 10, 1946