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 lives.
Through profiles, photographs and historicl articles, this Internet
website brings to life the human drama of those early days in