U.S. Air Mail Service website is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Air Mail
Service, a little-remembered organization that laid the foundation for
commercial aviation worldwide. With the cooperation of the U.S. Air
Service, the U.S. Post Office flew the mail from 1918 until 1927.
Air Mail Service pilots are the unsung heroes of early aviation.
In their frial Curtiss Jennies and postwar de Havillands, they
battered wind, snow, and sleet to pioneer round-the-clock airmail
service along the world's longest air route, the U. S.
transcontinental. In the process, thirty-four pilots lost their
Through profiles, photographs and historicl articles,
this Internet website brings to life the human drama of those early
days in aviation history.