Thursday, April 17, 2014
50th anniversary of the United States Airmail Service 15.5.68
1968 10¢ Curtiss Jenny stamp marks the 50th anniversary of the United States Airmail Service, which was born on May 15, 1918, when two 90-horsepower Curtiss Jenny airplanes departed from New York and Washington. During the first year of service, 1,208 flights were flown. Fifty-three were forced down by bad weather and thirty-seven by engine trouble. But the overall completion record was better than 92%.
Thank you Merja.