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All those Wonderful Stories...
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
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