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America's Air Mail Routes in the Year Before it Entered World War II.

Attractive vintage map of airmail service relevant to the United States, in December of 1940.

The map includes the following insets: Alaska-Canada; Hawaiian Islands; Trans-Pacific Routes; Trans-Atlantic Routes; and Latin America.


Lloyd Welch Pogue (October 21, 1899 – May 10, 2003) American aviation lawyer and chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board. Pogue, a native of Grant, Iowa, was instrumental in forming the policy structure that led civil aviation through World War II and into the booming Post-War Period. He was appointed Chairman of the CAB by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and he served as Chairman until 1946. During his tenure Pogue helped strike down a plan for a single world airline.