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Aviation History / Mail Planes / Idaho / California #245761

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1976
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(Studio) Report on aviation pioneer's honor.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Boise, ID) 1st permanent commercial air transportation in United States carried US mail. Leon Cutteback, 77, flew 1st flight 50 years ago. [CUTTEBACK - says knew he had to get the job done.] United Airlines recreates event with United pilot, Buck Hilbert, flying. [HILBERT - says it was wet, cold and damp, but no problems.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Los Angeles, California) Western Airlines is restoring Douglas M-2 biplane and will fly it over Western's 1st nail route April 17.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Rather, Dan;
Wagner, Richard

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