The High Road to the Pacific

The Chicago flights were a publicity victory. Helpful as it was, that would only hold off an insatiable Congress for a short time. Congress wanted results, and expansion was the way to provide those results.

Photograph of airmail plane at Chicago
Airmail crew exchanging airmail between a de Havilland plane and a mail truck at a Chicago airfield in 1920.
Photograph of airmail planes at Omaha, Nebraska
Airmail planes near the Omaha, Nebraska, airmail hanger cir. 1927.