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Askren, Robert G
Walt Disney and TWA
Excerpt describes the history of the "TWA Moonliner," a 40-foot tall model of a rocketship bearing the TWA logo. The rocket was created as a part of the "Rocket to the Moon" attraction at Disneyland, and...
Unsettled Times for KC Airlines
Photos, illustration, and article about a banner year overall but unprofitable for Trans World Airlines.
TWA/Kansas City Love Affair
March 1, 2005
Article describes the history of the relationship between Kansas City and TWA. "By 1946 TWA ocupied 16 buildings in greater KC with more than 700,000 sq. ft of floor space." The author was a flight attendant...
TWA's Mid-Town Building...with a Rocket on Top: When the Space Age Launched in Kansas City
Written by a former TWA employee, article describes the history of Trans World Airlines in Kansas City. TWA established its Kansas City headquarters in 1929 and stayed until the company went out of business...
TWA Will Start St. Louis Jet Run
May 22, 1959
News of the first regular jet service to and from Missouri. "The first commercial jet air transportation from a Missouri city will be inaugurated July 21 when Trans World Airlines starts a 2-hour service...
TWA Truck and Jet
Frontal view of TWA jet and associated motor vehicles on ground at unidentified airport.
TWA Rocket Ship
November 1, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features a TWA promotional postcard of Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The rocket in the postcard was also at one time a part of the TWA building in Kansas City....
TWA Airplane in Flight
Distant view of TWA plane taking off.
Photograph of plane in hangar at TWA Overhaul Base, Fairfax Airport
June 25, 1905
Photo of TWA advertisement that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines in 1945.
TWA 'Moonliner' Replica
February 22, 2009
Short article about the 32-foot "Moonliner" rocket atop the old TWA Building at 18th & Baltimore. The rocket was installed in 2007 and is a replica of one that topped the TWA world headquarters from 1956...
Trans World Airlines a Quarter Century
May 3, 1905
Article gives short history of TWA and statistics of the flying fleet.
Trans World Airlines
Photos and information on the service of Trans World Airlines, or TWA, in the Kansas City area from its founding here to its going-out-of-business in 2001.
Town Topic: Lifelong Friendship Forged as 'Hostesses' for TWA
Photo and biographical article about Willadean Berglund and Pat Waters, "fast friends for more than 50 years, c[oming] of age together as 'hostesses' for TWA during the 1940s." Reminiscences of the women's...
Time Runs Out For Base
September 24, 2010
After five decades of service, the American Airlines overhaul facility located at Kansas City International Airport will shut down. Since acquiring TWA in 2001, American Airlines has slowly been decreasing...
The TWA Museum Comes Home to 10 Richards Road
Announcment of the TWA Museum move to 10 Richards Road at the Chalres B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Article provides a brief history of the museum.
The Kansas City Centennial
Photo and description of the history of Trans World Airlines, or TWA in the Kansas City area.
The Connie Sets a Record
September 29, 2007
Reflection by author on her career with United Press and her two-day press trip to promote Trans World Airlines' "The Constellation," nicknamed The Connie. Its maiden flight was February 1, 1946, from...
September 30, 2007
According to a 2007 survey by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Kansas City ranks fifth among North American cities in terms of rooftop garden space. This article showcases five urban gardens located atop...
Renewing the Kansas City Spirit
November 15, 2009
Norman Rockwell's painting of "The Kansas City Spirit" is the basis for this review of the history of some of Kansas City's "titans" and how they have "largely gone," such as the stockyards, Trans World...
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