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Name Army Air Corps

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Image of Airmen with President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

Airmen with President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

A line of Airmen stand in front of The Independence, a new plane being customized for President Harry Truman by Douglas Aircraft workers in Santa Monica. A modified Douglas DC-6, the presidential aircraft was scheduled for delivery shortly after July 1st.

Image of The Door to President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

The Door to President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

Lt. Meyers stands at the door of The Independence, a new plane being customized for President Harry Truman by Douglas Aircraft workers in Santa Monica. A modified Douglas DC-6, the presidential aircraft was scheduled for delivery shortly after July 1st. The accompanying article reads: "FLAGSHIP OF THE AIR - Lt. Col. Henry T. Myers, who will be commanding officer and chief pilot of new plane now being completed by Santa Monica Douglas workers for President Harry Truman, (looks) to President's seal, which has been inlaid in wood on entrance door to identify it as the Chief Executive's Pullman of the skies. To be delivered shortly after July 1, the modified DC-6 is to be known as "The Indepe

Image of George Montgomery in U. S. Army Air Corps Uniform - undated

George Montgomery in U. S. Army Air Corps Uniform - undated

George Montgomery served in the Army Air Corps from 1943-1946, from the age of 27 to 30. During his service, he married Dinah Shore. The photgraph is inscribed, " To Mary, Best Wishes, George Montgomery."

Image of Douglas Aircraft Company Airplane - undated

Douglas Aircraft Company Airplane - undated

A Douglas Aircraft Company airplane made for the U.S. Army on the tarmac. It is a single engine bi-plane. Handwritten on the front of the photograph is "16100A". This photograph was donated by Dorothy Green.