June 1, 1934

1934: Army Air Corps airmail operations end. The official record for the brief 4-month enterprise reflects 57 crashes and 12 fatalities (the main reason for ending the program), with 1.5 million miles flown to carry 777,000 pounds of mail at a cost of $2.7 million. Photo of letter is from first commercial airmail flight 5/15/18.

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