All Those Wonderful Stories...
Transocean Air Lines        1946 - 1960
Colonel Soriano and the Trip Around The World
from the journal of  Captain Frank Kennedy

Cold Cash
by Joseph Stachon, Captain

Dumb and Dumber
by Stu Jones, Pilot

The Guys & Gals of Hangar 28
by Arue Beaulieu Szura & Virginia Madsen Costa

The Emporer's Pilot
by Claudia Cook Turner, daughter of Chief Pilot Claude R. Turner

Taloa Truk A Lifesaver
Transocean Air Lines Taloa News Dec. 1952

Hangar 28's Fractured Physics
by Bob Allardyce

The Transocean Stork
by Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Making Island in the Sky
from the journal of Captain Frank Kennedy

"Flying: Hours of boredom interrupted by moments of sheer terror."
by Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Necessity is the Mother of Invention
by Ralph Lewis, By Dead Reconding

Monkeying Around in a DC-4
by Captain Frank Kennedy

Adventure in Brazil
by Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Holy War
by Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Flying Air Travelers to Mecca
by Captain Frank Kennedy

Orvis' Orient Express
by Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

On a Wing and a Prayer
by Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Orvis Nelson, You Gotta Love the Guy
by Joseph Stachon, Captain

Orvis Stories
by Joseph Stachon

The Crew Car
by Captain Frank Kennedy

Cheers And Tears
by Joseph Stachon, Captain

A Different Approach
by Captain Frank Kennedy

The $75,000 Brown Paper Sack
by Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

St. Elmo's Fireball
by Elizabeth Lambert Kearins
Transocean flight crews never knew where fortune would take them, or for how long, as
contracts were often found along the way.  Typical of their life, a crew once left Oakland,
California, for Formosa in a DC-4 loaded with 12,000 pounds of gunpowder for General
Chiang Kai-Skek’s Nationalist Chinese Army, then ferried the airplane to Hong Kong to pick
up a load of Chinese cedar chests and fly them west to Rome, Italy.  Within hours of the
delivery of the cedar chests, the airplane departed full of Italian seamen bound for New York
to rendezvous with an ocean freighter.

So here, then, are the many adventures of the men and women who were Transocean Air
Lines…