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Ozark Air Lines Touches Down Bloomington Municipal Airport, Nov. 6, 1950

Municipal Airport celebrates the start of scheduled commercial air service to Bloomington, 1950.

An estimated 200 area residents were on hand at the Municipal Airport (now Central Illinois Regional Airport) to celebrate the start of scheduled commercial air service to Bloomington. Seen here are Bloomington Postmaster Carter Pietsch (right) and Otto Gerth handing sacks of mail to stewardess Mary Forgach. The bags contained commemorative airmail marking the inaugural flight.
Ozark served the Twin Cities until pulling out in the spring of 1980.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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