Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Airplanes

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Photograph of Ben Gregory in the cockpit of a plane with inscription "Passenger Service, Gregory Front D[rive] Motor Cars & Tr[ucks]." Ben Gregory (1889-1974) was a Kansas City pilot and race car enthusiast born in Macon, Missouri, starting as a barnstormer in the 1920s with his "Fly with Ben" airplane tours.

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Circa 1920 photograph with aerial view of New Richards Field which soon became known as Municipal Airport. Hannibal Bridge is pictured in the background.

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Photographs

Photograph with view of the terminal building at Municipal Airport, looking toward the southeast with the Kansas City skyline in the background. There are TWA airplanes on the ground and the Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. (TWA) airport hanger building is in view.

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Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Dick with Ben F. and Claudia O. Gregory posed in front of an airplane. Ben Gregory (1889-1974) was a Kansas City pilot and race car enthusiast born in Macon, Missouri, starting as a barnstormer in the 1920s with his "Fly with Ben" airplane tours.

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Postcards

Postcard of the passenger station at the Municipal Airport.

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Photographs

Photograph of two Douglas DC-3 and two Douglas DC-3B airplanes parked outside of the Transcontinental & Western Air hangar at Municipal Airport.

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Photographs

Photograph of Transcontinental & Western Air employees loading air mail into a Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor airplane, NC9606, at Municipal Airport.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Transcontinental and Western Air employee using a tractor to pull a Douglas DC-2-112 Skyliner, NC13790, airplane back into its hangar at Municipal Airport.

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Photograph of a Douglas DC-2-112 airplane owned by Transcontinental & Western Air flying south over downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest with the Commerce Building at the northwest corner of Walnut Street and 10th Street (white building, right-foreground).

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Photographs

Photograph of a Douglas Commercial DC-1 airplane flying north over the Missouri River. This vantage point faces west-southwest with the Hannibal Bridge and the West Bottoms (top-background) pictured.

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Municipal Airport at night with a crowd gathered outside the main terminal building and a Ford Tri-Motor airplane on the runway. The aircraft was operated by Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) - Maddux Air Lines, which merged with Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) in 1930. Municipal Airport (known currently as Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport) is located on the opposite side of the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Boeing 307B Stratoliner airplane under construction in the Transcontinental & Western Air hangar at Municipal Airport.

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.