Sunday, April 13, 2014

Air Crash : New York - Miami December 17, 1955

On December 17, 1955, a twin-engine Curtiss C-46 transport operated by Riddle Airlines carrying mail from New York to Miami, Florida crashed into farmland near Hollywood, South Carolina killing the pilot, George Lohr, and the co-pilot Richard Glendon.

 C-46 similar to the plane that crashed on December 17, 1955

Crash Mail

The plane was carrying 30 - 40 bags of mail. Mail that survived the crash received a marking explaining its delay and condition as seen on the cover below from Halifax to Daytona Beach.

 Halifax to Daytona Beach, December 13, 1955

HOLLYWOOD, S.C. 12/17/55


Edward R. Joyce, Florida Postal History Journal, January, 2009