Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

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Advertisement for the Transcontinental & Western Air coast to coast route called "The Lindbergh Line". The route took 48 hours to get from New York City to Los Angeles and used railroads at night and air travel by day.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Transcontinental and Western Air attendant checking passengers as they enter a "Lindbergh Line" Douglas Commercial airplane at Municipal Airport.

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Correspondence

Form letter from Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. President Richard W. Robbins to his employees in which he announces that all personnel will be furloughed in ten days.

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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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Clipping entitled "Police Head Thanks Pilot" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Howard, E. Hall, pilot of the T. & W. A. [Transcontinental & Western Air] plane that brought back the McElroy kidnapers, was congratulated by E. C. Reppert, director of police, when he arrived at the airport. The picture shows R. E. Vetterli, chief agent, department of justice; James O’Neil, secretary to the chief of police; Mr. Reppert, Howard E.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Transcontinental and Western Air attendant checking passengers as they enter a "Lindbergh Line" Douglas Commercial airplane at Municipal Airport.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Douglas C-54 R5D-1 Skymaster airplane operated by the U.S. Navy. The plane is shown landing at the Municipal Airport in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Photographs

Photograph of the DC-1-109 airplane, R223Y, owned by Transcontinental & Western Air parked by the hanger at the Municipal Airport. This airplane was the prototype for the Douglas DC-2. The fuselage shows "Transcontinental Record, Los Angeles - New York, 11 HR. 5 MIN. Apr. 30, 1935."

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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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Photographs

Photograph of Henry F. McElroy and Mary McElroy alighting from a TWA airplane. The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 217231... (Chicago Bureau), MARY McELROY RETURNS HOME. City Manager H. F. McElroy of Kansas City, Mo., and his daughter, Miss Mary McElroy, leaving the plane that brought the girl home from Normal, Ill., where she was taken from a bus after fleeing home. She said she had been worried by letters and phoned threats sent her because of her testimony against the gang that had kidnaped her for $30,000 ransom in May, 1933.

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Photographs

Kansas City delegation to the inauguration of President Rubio of Mexico stand before their Ford Tri-Motor airplane with Municipal Airport building in background, February 2, 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. Source: Lou Holland Aviation Collection, courtesy of the Kansas City Museum.

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Spectators at the Municpal Airtport that have come to send off the Kansas City delegation to the inauguration of President Rubio of Mexico, February 2, 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. Source: Lou Holland Aviation Collection, courtesy of the Kansas City Museum.

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