Language of Material: English.
Scope and Contents
Sub-series consists of various books and documents pertaining to the operations of the Flying Tiger Line, including correspondence,
promotional pamphlets, company reports, photograph albums, and a book by Frank J. Cameron chonicling the company's history.
Biographical / Historical
The Flying Tiger Line, headquartered at Los Angeles International Airport, was the first scheduled air cargo line in the U.S.
Robert William Prescott, an ace pilot for the Flying Tigers AVG during WWII, and nine other pilots from the same AVG founded
the company after the war in 1945 with financial investment from oil tycoon Samuel B. Mosher. By the 1950s, they had become
the largest trans-Atlantic charter operation, transporting militray troops and supplies during the Korean War, refugees, and
unusual commercial items such as rare flowers, IBM machines, and exotic animals up until 1989.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Flying Tiger Line -- Archives
Los Angeles International Airport -- Archives