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Clipping entitled "Group, Held in McElroy Kidnaping, Makes Bedraggled Return" in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 showing the kidnappers of Mary McElroy that escaped to Amarillo, Texas before being caught. The caption states, "The group arrested in Amarillo, Tex., in connection with the McElroy kidnaping appeared anything but happy when they got out of the plan at municipal airport. Left to right they are Walter H. McGee, leader of the gang; Mrs. Wendell Johnson, Wendell Johnson, Mrs. L. R. Gilbert and L. R. Gilbert. All were dressed in new clothes.

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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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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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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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Advertisements

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

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Clippings
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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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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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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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