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The History of Aviation


Word War II

1945 US Army Air Corps Develops Largest Airline in the World

Over the course of the war the US army developed what was in effect the largest airline in the world. It constisted of 25,000 pilots, flying 11,000 transport planes. The flew over 28 million miles. The mainstays of the transportation command were C-47 and C-54's, military versions of the DC-3 and DC-4

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