All those Wonderful Stories...

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
Lines…

Colonel Soriano & the Trip Around the World

From the journal of Captain Frank Kennedy

The Guys &Gals of Hanger 28

By Arue Beaulieu Szura & Virginia Madsen Costa

Hanger 28's Fractured Physics

By Bob Allardyce

Flying: Hours of boredom interrupted by moments of sheer terror

By Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Adventure in Brazil

By Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Orvis' Orient Express

By Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Orvis Stories

By Joseph Stachon, Captain

A Different Approch

By Captain Frank Kennedy

Cold Cash

By Captain Joseph Stachon

The Emperor's Pilot

By Claudia Cook Turner, daughter of Chief Pilot Claude R. Turner

The Transocean Stork

By Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

By Ralph Lewis, By Dead Reckoning

Holy War

By Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

On a Wing & a Prayer

By Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

The Crew Car

By Captain Frank Kennedy

The $75,000 Brown Paper Sack

By Arue Szura, Folded Wings, A History of Transocean Air Lines

Dumb & Dumber

By Stu Jones, Pilot

TALOA Truk a Lifesaver

Transocean Air Lines TALOA NEWS December 1952

Making Island in the Sky

From the Journal of Captain Frank Kennedy

Monkeying Around in a DC-4

By Captain Frank Kennedy

Flying Air Travelers to Mecca

By Captain Frank Kennedy

Orvis Nelson, You Gotta Love the Guy

By Joseph Stachon, Captain

Cheers & Tears

By Joseph Stachon, Captain

St. Elmo's Fireball

By Elizabeth Lambert Kearins