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Title ATC Alaskan Division Logo Sign
Date ca. 1942-1945
Collection Aviation Memorabilia Collection
Object Name Sign, Identification
Catalog Number 2014.32.1
Description Wood painted sign with artwork representing the Alaskan Division of the Air Transport Command (ATC) during World War II. Sign show a red/white totem pole superimposed on a blue circle that has a section of the Alaska state flag showing of eight gold stars: seven from the constellation Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper. The eighth being the North Star, representing the northern most state. Background of the nose art is a navy blue triangle with a gold border. White mountains are painted inside the lower half of the triangle.
Depth (in) 0.5
Height (in) 19.25
Width (in) 19
Provenance Sign owned by Western Airlines Capt. Markle H. Sparks, a Western Airlines pilot, hired on 10/09/1942 and retired in 1975. He flew with the Alaskan Division of the U.S. Air Transport Command (ATC) during World War II.

Western Airlines was one of the civilian airlines that operated contract assignments for the Alaskan Division of U.S. Air Transport Command during World War II, carrying troops and supplies to northern defense bases.
Search Terms Western Airlines
World War II
Air Transport Command (ATC)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
United States Army
United States Air Force
Alaska
Pacific (U.S.)
West (U.S.)
Subjects Totem poles
Airplanes
Aircraft
Logos
Military air pilots
Military mobilizations
Credit line Gift of Sally Trapnell in memory of Capt. Markle Sparks
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