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Title Glen Mefferd's Pilot Flight Bag
Date ca. 1948
Collection Delta Air Lines Onboard Items
Object Name Bag, Carrying
Catalog Number 2000.77.1
Description Handtooled brown leather pilot flight bag with two wide leather handles. Fastens with one leather strap with a metal buckle. Top of bag is engraved with a picture of Delta Douglas DC-6 in flight and text: "G.E. Mefferd / Delta Air Lines." Other sides of bag and the handles are engraved with detailed leafy flourishes. Edges, corner and bottom of bag show wear.
Artist/Maker Mefferd, Glen E.
Provenance Glen Mefferd was hired as a pilot with Delta Air Lines on May 29, 1946, based in Chicago. He made this bag in about 1948, and used it until he retired from Delta in August 1973, with pilot seniority number 183. During his career, he flew Douglas DC-3, DC-6, DC-7, DC-8, DC-10 and Convair 240, 340, 440 and 880 aircraft. He was based in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Miami.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Douglas DC-6
Delta Flight Operations
Subjects Airline pilots
Credit line Gift of Mefferd Family