|Title||Northeast Airlines Amelia Earhart Plaque|
|Collection||Northeast Airlines Awards & Memorials|
|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|
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.
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Boston, Ma.--Airport (BOS)
|Credit line||Delta Air Lines|