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George R Bauer
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Earl C Reed
F Van Der Linden
Frank Spatz, Airplane Mechanic
Photo and bio of Frank Spatz, an early airplane mechanic starting in the 1920s coming to Kansas City in 1937 with TWA, building and modifying hangars and training pilots at the Downtown Airport and around...
Frustrations of a Missouri Small Businessman: Lou E. Holland in Wartime Washington
Photos, illustrations, and article about the experiences of "Kansas City business leader [and aviation leader]" Lou Holland (1878-1960) in World War II "as the first chairman of the Smaller War Plants...
Getting from Here to There
Photos and article about the $600 million renovation of Kansas City International Airport in 2000, "launched to upgrade the three terminals and the Trans World Airlines/Kansas City Missouri Overhaul Base,"...
Go-To- Player: HNTB's Expertise Runs Far and Wide, Like Its Business Reach
June 1-7, 2007
A short feature article on HNTB located at 715 Kirk Drive in Kansas City, Missouri. This engineering/architectural company was founded here in 1914 and is known for its work in transportation, bridges,...
Got the World on a String
Illustrations and article about the increasing air traffic congestion in the Midwest, called the "Flyover Country," overseen by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facility in Olathe, Kansas, with...
Greenwood Airport Site
Aerial view identified on the back as "Greenwood Airport site." Back of photograph stamped "Courtesy of Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc." View includes an unidentified family farm.
Hamilton Airstrip, Overland Park
Postcard of an airstrip in Overland Park, KS with accompanying text featuring a Curtis Design Biplane.
Hannibal Bridge Profile
Photos and bio of Harold Neumann (1906-1995), "[c]hampion air racer and TWA pilot" and native of Illinois starting as a pilot in the 1920s and coming to Kansas City in 1936 as an early TWA pilot.
Henry Haskell and Katharine Wright
June 25, 1905
Aviation pioneers,Orville and Wilbur Wright, had a sister Katharine who eventually married local Kansas City Star,editor Henry Haskell. The book has several pages on the relationship between Haskell and...
Henry McElroy and other unidentified men surrounding early plane.
Henry McElroy and Group of Men
June 5, 1929
Group of unidentified men with Henry McElroy (fifth from the left) before plane at unidentified location.
June 5-11, 2014
Article summarizes the process by which the Kansas City mayor, Sly James appointed Airport Terminal Advisory Group (ATAG) made its decision to recommend that a new single-terminal airport be built to replace...
History of Trans World Airlines (TWA)
Photos and description of "the history of TWA [Trans World Airlines], beginning in 1929 when Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) decided to make their international headquarters at Municipal Airport in...
Horace Kearny Death
December 18, 1912
Obituary for Horace Kearny, an early flyer from Kansas City. He died in an airplane crash in California in December of 1912. He was attempting to fly over the water from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Also...
Howard Hughes, TWA Owner, and Jack Frye, TWA President
Photos and biographical descriptions of Howard Robard Hughes, or Howard Hughes (1905-1976), and William John Frye, or Jack Frye, record-setting pilots and executives of TWA in Kansas City starting in 1939....
Ilus W. Davis Park
Roof-top view of Ilus W. Davis Park, looking toward the north. Photograph was taken from the top level of the City Hall building. The Charles Evans Whittaker United States Courthouse is in view at the...
Inland Aviation Company
Aerial view of Inland Aviation Company, also known as Inland Aircraft Company, at the Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. The Inland Sport was the first plane built and one of the fastest personal...
Introducing Fairfax Airport
Report on Fairfax Industrial Airport, "Greater Kansas City's privately operated avaiton center."
Ivanhoe Masonic Country Club
February 25, 1921
Article about the 40-acre aviation field located on the Kellerstrass Farm at 85th and Holmes Roads, acquired by the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge as a country club.
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