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Western Airlines

 Organization

Historical Note

Western Airlines was a large airline based in California. It was originally founded in 1925, commenced operations in 1926, and then ceased operations in 1987 when it merged with Delta Air Lines.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Philip G. Feeley Western Airlines and Boeing Model 720B Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2000-08-31
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of textual materials related to aircraft maintenance and systems, 1961-1966. It includes handwritten notes, photocopied clippings, and technical diagrams that are apparently related to general aircraft systems and maintenance. There are also a series of Western Airlines checklists and documents related to the Boeing Model 720B. It is unknown how Philip G. Feeley gathered the materials or if they were his original materials. His name never appears on any of the...

Richard J. McWhorter Stearman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-06-06
Abstract Richard J. McWhorter (1921-2007) was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho and had a long standing and multi-faceted interest in aviation, including owning and restoring vintage airplanes. The collection includes manuscript materials, ephemera, audio-visual materials, and approximately three hundred (300) photographs documenting the restoration of a Stearman C-3B (#NC7550), on display at The Museum of Flight, as well as a Stearman C-3R (#NC656K).

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