Flying Tiger Line
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The 1950s

The Fifties saw great growth in many diverse operations and using quite a number of different type aircraft. The C-46, DC-4, DC-6 and the introduction of the Lockheed Super H Constellations. The domestic routes continued to grow and Tigers were engaged in many International, Charter, and special operations including the Korean War and Hungarian Refugee…
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The 1950s Page 2

  Celebrities Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergan helped to load Christmas shipments of gift packages to Travis Air Force Base destined for hospitalized U, S, Korean War veterans. In 1951 FTL placed an order with Douglas for Delivery of seven DC-6A, with delivery dates in 1953. The initial order was for $7 million dollars. It…
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The 1950s Page 3

  In the 50's Tigers was the first to introduce coast-to-coast charters for $99 and became the largest North Atlantic Independent Passenger Carrier in 1956.   Flying Tiger first non-stop transcontinental airfreight flights.   The Lockheed H Constellation airlifted 43,000 pounds of freight at 300 miles per hour over a 2500 mile range. In 1955…
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