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Background: The Air Mail Act of 1925 (Kelly Act) authorized the postmaster general to contract for domestic airmail service with commercial air carriers. It also set airmail rates and the level of cash subsidies to be paid to companies that carried the mail. By transferring airmail operations to private companies, the government effectively would help create the commercial aviation industry. Various routes were designated and contracts for carrying the mail over these routes were then awarded to many different private air service companies. The Contract Air Mail routes became known as CAM's.

AM-97: AM-97 was awarded to All American Airways. All American Aviation (AAA) was founded in 1937 by the "du Pont" brothers (Richard C & Alexis F). AAA was successful winning the bid from the Post Office Department for the AM-49 air mail route. AAA received a Civil Aeronautics Board certificate for regular passenger, mail and express air flight services. Concurrent with the introduction of passenger service in 1949, AAA changed its name to All American Airways. AM-97 was awarded to All American Airways and on March 7, 1949 it began scheduled flight service between Washington DC and Pittsburgh PA.
AAA

97W1 490307 Washington DC AAA Thomas T Kincheloe $2.25
97W1f 490307 Washington DC AAA Thomas T Kincheloe $2.25
97W2 490307 Baltimore MD AAA Thomas T Kincheloe $3.00
97W3 490307 Frederick MD AAA Thomas T Kincheloe $2.25
97W4 490307 Hagerstown MD AAA Thomas T Kincheloe $2.25
97W5 490307 Martinsburg WV AAA Thomas T Kincheloe $3.75
97W6 490307 Cumberland MD AAA Thomas T Kincheloe $6.00
97W7 490307 Connellsville PA AAA Thomas T Kincheloe $4.50
97W8 490307 Uniontown PA AAA Thomas T Kincheloe $4.50
97E9 490307 Pittsburgh PA AAA RN Elder $2.25
97E9f 490307 Pittsburgh PA AAA RN Elder $3.75
97E8 490307 Uniontown PA AAA RN Elder $3.00
97E7 490307 Connellsville PA AAA RN Elder $3.00
97E6 490307 Cumberland MD AAA RN Elder $2.25
97E5 490307 Martinsburg WV AAA RN Elder $3.00
97E4 490307 Hagerstown MD AAA RN Elder $3.75
97E3 490307 Frederick MD AAA RN Elder $3.75
97E2 490307 Baltimore MD AAA RN Elder $6.00

97E10 490328 Pittsburgh PA AAA Harvey M Thompson $2.25
97E10f 490328 Pittsburgh PA AAA Harvey M Thompson $2.25
97E11 490328 Johnstown PA AAA Harvey M Thompson $2.25
97E12 490328 Altoona PA AAA Harvey M Thompson $2.25
97E13 490328 Martinsburg PA AAA Harvey M Thompson $2.25
97E14 490328 Harrisburg PA AAA Harvey M Thompson $3.75
97E15 490328 Lancaster PA AAA Harvey M Thompson $3.75
97E16 490328 Wilmington DE AAA Harvey M Thompson $4.50
97E17 490328 Philadelphia PA AAA Harvey M Thompson $3.75
97E17f 490328 Philadelphia PA AAA Harvey M Thompson $4.50
97E18 490328 Camden NJ AAA Harvey M Thompson $16.50
97W19 490328 Atlantic City NJ AAA Harvey M Thompson $2.25
97W18 490328 Camden NJ AAA DA Mitchell $13.50
97W17 490328 Philadelphia PA AAA DA Mitchell $3.00
97W17f 490328 Philadelphia PA AAA DA Mitchell $2.25
97W16 490328 Wilmington DE AAA DA Mitchell $2.25
97W15 490328 Lancaster PA AAA DA Mitchell $2.25
97W14 490328 Harrisburg PA AAA DA Mitchell $3.00
97W13 490328 Martinsburg PA AAA DA Mitchell $3.00
97W12 490328 Altoona PA AAA DA Mitchell $4.50
97W11 490328 Johnstown PA AAA DA Mitchell $4.50

97SW19 490411 Atlantic City NJ AAA Myron L Nicholson $2.25
97SW20 490411 Bridgeton NJ AAA Myron L Nicholson $3.00
97SW21 490411 Millville NJ AAA Myron L Nicholson $2.25
97SW22 490411 Vineland NJ AAA Myron L Nicholson $2.25
97SW23 490411 Dover DE AAA Myron L Nicholson $6.00
97SW24 490411 Baltimore MD AAA Myron L Nicholson $6.00
97NE25 490411 Washington DC AAA Charles M Schorr $2.25
97NE25f 490411 Washington DC AAA Charles M Schorr $2.25
97NE24 490411 Baltimore MD AAA Charles M Schorr $2.25
97NE23 490411 Dover DE AAA Charles M Schorr $2.25
97NE22 490411 Vineland NJ AAA Charles M Schorr $4.50
97NE21 490411 Millville NJ AAA Charles M Schorr $3.75
97NE20 490411 Bridgeton NJ AAA Charles M Schorr $3.75

97N26 490425 Washington DC AAA Charles M Schorr $3.00
97N26f 490425 Washington DC AAA Charles M Schorr $3.00
97E27 490425 Baltimore MD AAA Charles M Schorr $6.00
97E28 490425 Easton MD AAA Charles M Schorr $6.00
97E29 490425 Cambridge MD AAA Charles M Schorr $4.50
97N30 490425 Salisbury MD AAA Charles M Schorr $3.75
97N31 490425 Georgetown DE AAA Charles M Schorr $4.50
97N32 490425 Dover DE AAA Charles M Schorr $4.50
97S33 490425 Wilmington DE AAA Everette L Burns $3.00
97S32 490425 Dover DE AAA Everette L Burns $3.00
97S31 490425 Georgetown DE AAA Everette L Burns $3.00
97W30 490425 Salisbury MD AAA Everette L Burns $2.25
97W29 490425 Cambridge MD AAA Everette L Burns $3.00
97W28 490425 Easton MD AAA Everette L Burns $3.00
97S27 490425 Baltimore MD AAA Everette L Burns $3.00

97W34 490515 Cape May NJ AAA Harvey M Thompson $2.25
97W35 490515 Wildwood NJ AAA Harvey M Thompson $3.00
97S35 490515 Wildwood NJ AAA Harvey M Thompson $4.50
97S34 490515 Cape May NJ AAA Harvey M Thompson $4.50

97W36 490523 Pittsburgh PA AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $3.00
97W36f 490523 Pittsburgh PA AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $3.75
97W37 490523 Wheeling WV AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $3.75
97W38 490523 Parkersburg WV AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $3.75
97E39 490523 Cincinnati OH AAA Francis J Ryan $3.00
97E39f 490523 Cincinnati OH AAA Francis J Ryan $3.75
97E38 490523 Parkersburg WV AAA Francis J Ryan $3.75
97E37 490523 Wheeling WV AAA Francis J Ryan $3.75

97S40 490605 Rehoboth Beach NJ AAA Donald E Stanton $6.00
97N40 490605 Rehoboth Beach NJ AAA Donald E Stanton $3.00

97E41 490620 Pittsburgh PA AAA Clyde Hauger $2.25
97E41f 490620 Pittsburgh PA AAA Clyde Hauger $3.00
97E42 490620 Bellefonte PA AAA Clyde Hauger $3.00
97E43 490620 State College PA AAA Clyde Hauger $3.00
97E44 490620 Lock Haven PA AAA Clyde Hauger $3.00
97E45 490620 Williamsport PA AAA Clyde Hauger $2.25
97E46 490620 Scranton PA AAA Clyde Hauger $4.50
97E47 490620 Wilkes-Barre PA AAA Clyde Hauger $3.00
97W48 490620 Newark NJ AAA David N Kimmel $3.00
97W48f 490620 Newark NJ AAA David N Kimmel $3.00
97W49 490620 New York NY AAA David N Kimmel $3.00
97W49f 490620 New York NY AAA David N Kimmel $3.00
97W47 490620 Wilkes-Barre PA AAA David N Kimmel $3.75
97W46 490620 Scranton PA AAA David N Kimmel $3.00
97W45 490620 Williamsport PA AAA David N Kimmel $3.00
97W44 490620 Lock Haven PA AAA David N Kimmel $6.00
97W43 490620 State College PA AAA David N Kimmel $4.50
97W42 490620 Bellefonte PA AAA David N Kimmel $3.75

97N50 490725 Pittsburgh PA AAA CR Barraclough $2.25
97N50f 490725 Pittsburgh PA AAA CR Barraclough $2.25
97N51 490725 Butler PA AAA CR Barraclough $4.50
97N52 490725 Bradford PA AAA CR Barraclough $2.25
97N53 490725 Dunkirk NY AAA CR Barraclough $13.50
97N54 490725 Fredonia NY AAA CR Barraclough $4.50
97S55 490725 Buffalo NY AAA David S Patterson $3.00
97S55f 490725 Buffalo NY AAA David S Patterson $2.25
97S54 490725 Fredonia NY AAA David S Patterson $3.00
97S53 490725 Dunkirk NY AAA David S Patterson $3.00
97S52 490725 Bradford PA AAA David S Patterson $3.00
97S51 490725 Butler NY AAA David S Patterson $2.25

97S56 491003 Oil City PA AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $2.25
97S57 491003 Franklin PA AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $2.25
97N57 491003 Franklin PA AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $4.50
97N56 491003 Oil City PA AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $3.75

97N58 491121 Jamestown NY AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $2.25
97S58 491121 Jamestown NY AAA Lloyd C Santmyer $7.50

AAA
Douglas DC-3s

97S60 510601 Newark NJ AAA Donald G Reupert $3.75
97S60f 510601 Newark NJ AAA Donald G Reupert $3.75
97S61 510601 Asbury Park NJ AAA Donald G Reupert $3.00
97S62 510601 Long Branch NJ AAA Donald G Reupert $6.00
97N63 510601 Atlantic City NJ AAA Charles M Schorr $3.00
97N62 510601 Long Branch NJ AAA Charles M Schorr $13.50
97N61 510601 Asbury Park NJ AAA Charles M Schorr $4.50

97N64 510801 Harrisburg PA AAA John K Harkin $3.00
97S65 510801 Scranton PA AAA WH Morris $3.00
97S66 510801 Wilkes-Barre PA AAA WH Morris $3.00

        On January 1, 1953 All American Airways officially changed its name to Allegheny Airlines with 13 DC-3ís making up its fleet.

AA
Douglas DC-3

97E67 530609 Clearfield PA AA Millard W Lossing $3.00
97E68 530609 Philipsburg PA AA Millard W Lossing $3.75
97W68 530609 Philipsburg PA AA Millard W Lossing $6.00
97W67 530609 Clearfield PA AA Millard W Lossing $3.75

97W69 530609 Marietta WV AA David S Patterson $16.50
97W70 530609 Parkersburg WV AA David S Patterson $7.50
97E71 530609 Ashland KY AA David S Patterson $2.25
97E72 530609 Huntington WV AA David S Patterson $2.25

97W73 530609 Jamestown NY AA Frederick B Schaeffer $16.50
97W74 530609 Erie PA AA Frederick B Schaeffer $3.00
97E74 530609 Erie PA AA Fred N MacDonald $3.75
97E75 530609 Cleveland OH AA Fred N MacDonald $3.00
97E75f 530609 Cleveland OH AA Fred N MacDonald $2.25

AA
Martin 202

97W76 550601 Trenton NJ AA John T Fitzgerald $2.25
97E76 550601 Trenton NJ AA Nelson R Davis $6.00

97W77 561201 Erie PA AA Myron L Nicholson $22.50
97E78 561201 Detroit MI AA John J Rahll $19.50
97E78f 561201 Detroit MI AA John J Rahll $22.50

97W79 570601 Hazleton PA AA Nelbert Hooker $13.50
97E79 570601 Hazleton PA AA Edward J Burke $33.75

AA
Convair 340

97N80 600412 Baltimore MD AA Charles M Schorr $27.00
97N81 600412 Bridgeport CT AA Charles M Schorr $3.75
97N82 600412 New Haven CT AA Thomas T Kincheloe $3.75
97N83 600412 Providence RI AA Albert B Jahraus $6.00
97S84 600412 Boston MA AA Sheldon L King $3.00
97S84f 600412 Boston MA AA Sheldon L King $3.75
97S83 600412 Providence RI AA Sheldon L King $3.00
97S82 600412 New Haven CT AA Charles M Schorr $3.00
97S81 600412 Bridgeport CT AA Thomas T Kincheloe $2.25

97N85 600601 New London CT AA EL Burns $4.50
97S85 600601 New London CT AA David B McIntorff $2.25

97N86 600901 Hartford CT AA Harold Gould $3.75
97N87 600901 Springfield MA AA Harold Gould $10.50
97S87 600901 Springfield MA AA Harold Gould $3.00
97S86 600901 Hartford CT AA Harold Gould $3.00

97N88 600901 Islip NY AA Robert Mueller $2.25

97W89 600901 Reading PA AA Arthur K Olsen Jr $2.25
97E89 600901 Reading PA AA Lee Mifflin $6.00

AA
Convair 580

97S90 660801 Philadelphia PA AA Michael J Peremba Jr $3.75
97S90f 660801 Philadelphia PA AA Michael J Peremba Jr $3.75
97S91 660801 Camden NJ AA Michael J Peremba Jr $3.75
97N92 660801 Newport News VA AA Michael J Peremba Jr $3.75
97N93 660801 Norfolk VA AA Michael J Peremba Jr $3.75

97W94 671001 Allentown PA AA Earl Jack $3.75
97W95 671001 Bethlehem PA AA Earl Jack $3.75
97W96 671001 Easton PA AA Earl Jack $3.75

97N97 671001 Erie PA AA $19.50
97S98f 671001 Toronto Canada AA $52.50

AA
Fairchild F-27

97N99 680301 Philadelphia PA AA George R Parsons $7.50
97N99f 680301 Philadelphia PA AA George R Parsons $7.50
97S100 680301 Albany NY AA George R Parsons $2.25

97W101 680301 Pittsburgh PA AA RA Rumbaugh $6.00
97W101f 680301 Pittsburgh PA AA RA Rumbaugh $6.00
97W102 680301 Lexington KY AA RA Rumbaugh $3.00
97E103 680301 Nashville TN AA JF Semenko $3.75
97E103f 680301 Nashville TN AA JF Semenko $3.75
97E102 680301 Lexington KY AA RA Rumbaugh $3.00

97W104 680301 Pittsburgh PA AA Richard I Bazley $6.00
97W104f 680301 Pittsburgh PA AA Richard I Bazley $13.50
97E105 680301 Memphis TN AA Willis L Petrie $3.00
97E105f 680301 Memphis TN AA Willis L Petrie $3.75

97W106 680526 Pittsburgh PA AA James R Happel $112.50
97W106f 680526 Pittsburgh PA AA James R Happel $6.00
97E107 680526 Louisville KY AA James R Happel $3.00

AA
McDonnell Douglas DC-9

97W108 761031 Chicago IL AA William C Dalton $3.75
97W108f 761031 Chicago IL AA William C Dalton $3.00
97W109 761031 Trenton NJ AA William C Dalton $3.75

97S110 761031 Baltimore MD AA Robert D Sheppard $3.00
97N111 761031 Norfolk VA AA Robert D Sheppard $3.00

97N112 761031 Philadelphia PA AA Edward L Fanaza $3.75
97N112f 761031 Philadelphia PA AA Edward L Fanaza $3.75
97S113 761031 Montreal Canada AA George P Marchenko $6.00

AA
Boeing 727

97S114 770801 Pittsburgh PA AA Edward L Fanaza $2.25
97S114f 770801 Pittsburgh PA AA Edward L Fanaza $3.00
97N115 770801 Bristol TN/VA AA Edward L Fanaza $3.00
97N116 770801 Kingsport TN AA Edward L Fanaza $3.00
97N117 770801 Johnson City TN AA Edward L Fanaza $3.00

97SW118 780915 Louisville KY AA Edward F Kertz Jr $3.00
97NE119 780915 Houston TX AA William A Leefe $4.00
97NE119f 780915 Houston TX AA William A Leefe $3.00

97S120 781029 Pittsburgh PA AA EJ Colgan $3.00
97S120f 781029 Pittsburgh PA AA EJ Colgan $3.00
97N121 781029 Roanoke VA AA EJ Colgan $4.00

INDEX: First Flights by CAM Route #

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

INDEX: First Flights by AM Route #

33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

INDEX: First Flights by Experimental Route #

1001 1002

INDEX: First Flights by AM Route #

49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65
66 67 68 69 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 84
86 87 88 90 91 93 94 96 97 98 99 100 101 103 105
106 107 111 119 120 121 139 140 141 143 144 148 172

INDEX: First Flights by Air Taxi Services Route #

288 289 290 291 292 293 295 296 297 298
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