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Title Northeast Airlines Amelia Earhart Plaque
Date 02/27/1949
Collection Northeast Airlines Awards & Memorials
Object Name Plaque
Catalog Number 1995.131.1
Description Brass rectangle-shaped building plaque with raised border. Four holes in each corner for screws. Raised letters read: IN MEMORIAM / AMELIA EARHART / CO-FOUNDER / NORTHEAST AIRLINES, INC. / HANGAR DEDICATED BY / PAUL A. DEVER / GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS / FEBRUARY 27, 1949
Provenance Northeast Airlines' new aircraft hangar at Boston's Logan airport was dedicated in memory of Amelia Earhart on February 27, 1949. Radio announcer Nelson Churchill was master of ceremonies at the dedication ceremony. With him on the platform were Northeast Airlines Chairman Paul Collins, Earhart's mother Amelia Otis Earhart, Massachusetts Governor Paul A. Denver, and Northeast Airlines President George Gardner.

In the late 1950s, Northeast also built a larger adjoining hangar.

Northeast Airlines merged with Delta on August 1, 1972. Date when the plaque was removed from the hangar at Logan is unknown. The plaque was transferred to the Delta Corporate Archives in 1979 by Delta Corporate Records.
People Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Search Terms Northeast Airlines
Boston, Ma.--Airport (BOS)
Boston, Ma.
Massachusetts
Northeast (U.S.)
Subjects Airplane hanagars
Airports
Building dedications
Building plaques
Governors
Pilots (Aeronautics)
Celebrities
Credit line Delta Air Lines