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Title General Air Lines Uniform Hat Badge
Date 1934
Collection General Air Lines Collection
Object Name Badge, Cap
Catalog Number 1987.98.1
Description Goldtone satin and matte metal badge of Indian Head logo, arrow and banner with raised letters "GENERAL AIR LINES."
Provenance Western Airlines was briefly known as General Air Lines in 1934, after all U.S. airmail contracts are cancelled with President Roosevelt's investigation of route awards and mail payments. Western (as General Air Lines) is awarded the San Diego—Los Angeles—Salt Lake City mail route and back to where it started in 1926. General Motors had acquired control of Western through a subsidiary, General Aviation, which purchased 60,000 shares of the airline's stock in 1931.

On December 29, 1934, Western ends its association with TWA when an independent Western Air Express Corporation is created, dissolving both General Air Lines and Western Air Express, Inc.
Search Terms General Air Lines
Western Airlines
Indian Head
Subjects Insignia
Airline pilots
Native Americans
Credit line Western Air Lines
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