MEMORABILIA                  

 

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Items Worn by Employees

 

 

PAL Silver Bracelet (Submitted by Marilyn Anderson) SWA Pilots Cap Insignia (Submitted by Shirley Steffan Ramos) SWA Pin (Submitted by Fred Lopez) SWA Pin (Submitted by Jim Johnson) SWA Sterling Silver Bolo Tie (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Purser Pin (Submitted by Charles Quarles) PAL Uniform Patch (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Pacific Air Lines Pin (Submitted by Ray Reigenborn) Pilot Badge (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) PAL Pin (Submitted by Shirley Steffan Ramos) Pacific Air Lines Tie Clasp (Submitted by Ray Reigenborn) Lapel Pin (Submitted by Don Hargreaves) PAL Uniform Patch (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Uniform Patch (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Uniform Label (Submitted by Jim Johnson) PAL Name Pin (Submitted by Sharon Clark DeVos) Tie Pin (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) ALEA Pin (Submitted by Sharon Clark DeVos) Station Agents Uniform Jacket (Submitted by Don Hargreaves)

 

 

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Other Miscellaneous Employee Items

 

 

1957 Southwest Airways ID Badge (Submitted by Heartie Wilson) CLICK HERE for other ID Badges Submitted by Employees ALEA Membership Card (Submitted by Jim Johnson) FCC Radio Operators Permit (Submitted by Richard Ayres) LAX Fuel Truck Operators Permit (Submitted by Heartie Wilson) 1958 Pay Stub - Yes $1.62 per hour (Submitted by Heartie Wilson) Flight Crew Baggage Tag (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Luggage Tag (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Non-Rev Trip Pass (front) (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Non-Rev Trip Pass (back) (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Non-Rev Ticket front Non-Rev Ticket inside

 

 

Items found in our Aircraft Cabins

 

 

SWA Wool Inflight Blanket (Submitted by Heartie Wilson)  Matches (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Back of Matches (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Napkins (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Coaster (Submitted by Jim Wells) Flight Crew Luggage Tag Martin 404 Emergency Exits (Submitted by Michael Harwood) Martin 404 Emergency Exits (Submitted by Michael Harwood)  

 

 

Promotional Items

 

Carry On Bag (Submitted by Peter Wangoe) Flight Bag (Submitted by Peter Wangoe) Ron Kit - Remain Over Night (Submitted by Perter & Jenny Wangoe) RON Kit(Remain Over Night) - These really helped when the passengers luggage didn't make our flight. Kit included a mini version tooth paste, tooth brush, comb, deodorant, etc. (Submitted by Peter & Jenny Wangoe) Fold up rain head cover - front side (Submitted by Heartie Wilson) Fold up rain head cover - back side (Submitted by Heartie Wilson) Ashtray (Submitted by Peter Wangoe) Glass PAL Ashtray Presented on occasion of new General Offices (Submitted by Marilyn Anderson) Ashtray (Submitted by Peter Wangoe) Lighter (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Cigarettes (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Tall Inflight Glass (Submitted by Heartie Wilson) Short Inflight Glass (Submitted by Heartie Wilson)

 

 

Tickets and other Flight Related Items

 

SWA Ticket Envelope (Submitted by Fred Lopez) SWA Ticket Envelope (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Ticket Jacket (Submitted by Jim Johnson) Ticket Jacket inside (Submitted by Jim Johnson) SWA Ticket Jacket (Submitted by Jim Johnson) SWA Ticket Jacket inside (Submitted by Jim Johnson) SWA Ticket Jacket (Submitted by Casino Bruno) SWA Ticket Jacket inside (Submitted by Casino Bruno) SWA Ticket (front) (Submitted by Fred Lopez) SWA Ticket (back) (Submitted by Fred Lopez) 1956 Boarding Pass Receipt Between Burbank & Inyokern (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Passenger Coupon (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Sticker Label (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Sticker Label (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Air Mail Sticker (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Shipping Label (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) SWA Ticket Jacket 1958 (Submitted by Casino Bruno) Ticket Jacket (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) PAL Ticket Jacket (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Ticket 1961 (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) PAL Ticket (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Non Rev Trip Pass & Ticket Jacket (Outside) (Submitted by Jim Johnson) Non Rev Trip Pass & Ticket Jacket (Inside) (Submitted by Jim Johnson) Baggage Tag (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Baggage Tag (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Baggage Tag (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Carry-On Baggage Permit (Submitted by Jim Johnson) Back of Carry-On Baggage Permit (Submitted by Jim Johnson) Telephone Sticker (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) PAL International Ticket (Submitted by Trudy Parashis Sandoval) Will-Call Ticket Jacket - front side (Submitted by Jenny Ahn Wangoe) Will-Call Ticket Jacket - back side (Submitted by Jenny Ahn Wangoe) Reservation Card (Submitted by Jenny Ahn Wangoe)

 

 

Promotional Flyers & Brochures

 

Cool Way to Travel in California Ad (Submitted by Casino Bruno) Southwest Ad (Submitted by Casino Bruno) DC3 Tires recycled as swimming tubes for beaches - July 1949 (Submitted by Casino Bruno) Newspaper Ad - 1955 April 24 (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) SWA - Champion Joint Promotion Cover of Flight Magazine June 1957 (Submitted by Marian Wilson) 1948 Ad (Submitted by Casino Bruno) Ann Kennedy - Our second SWA Stewardess (Submitted by Buck Hilton) Holiday Magazine & Southwest Airways Coop Promo. (Submitted by Matt Doherty) Hertz Rent-a-Car & Southwest Airways Coop Promo (Submitted by Matt Doherty) On to Santa Barbara Ad (Submitted by Casino Bruno) 1950 Champion Spark Plug Ad (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) 1955 Ad for Winslow Filters (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) 1957 Ad (Submitted by Casino Bruno) Magazine Ad (Submitted by Jim Johnson) 1959 Introduction Ad of new F27 Service (Submitted by Casino Bruno) Quick Reference (Submitted by Kathie & Gene Manson) Precision Performance Ad (Submitted by Casino Bruno) PAL Ad (Submitted by Casino Bruno) 1950 Ad (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Highway Sign (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Weight & Balance Form - Stewardess Copy (Submitted by Don Hargreaves) Pacific Wonderland Brochure (Submitted by Jim Johnson) PAL Ad (Submitted by Bill Hough) New Service for SAN, FAT, RNO, LGB & IYK (Submitted by Casino Bruno) Route Promotional Flyer (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Autumn Glory Winter Fun Brochure (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Another Success Story Ad (Submitted by Casino Bruno) PAL Jets to more California Cities Ad (Submitted by Casino Bruno) PAL Brochure - outside (Submitted by Jim Johnson) Inside of Brochure (Submitted by Jim Johnson) Autographs of Stan Freberg & Kim Novak (Submitted by Bill Critch) Ad in the Burlingame Hyatt Music Theater Program for South Pacific (Submitted by Trudy Parashis Sandoval) Wherever You Go brochure (Submitted by Trudy Parashis Sandoval) New LAS Service Pre-Merger Ad - June 1968 New 727 Service RCA/PAL Joint Promo Ad - 1959 Pacific Wonderland Holiday Brochure - 1966 Redwoods Poster Young Travelers fly Half-Fare Young Travelers fly Half-Fare Now Servicemen fly Half-Fare Now Servicemen fly Half-Fare New Travel Bargain SWA Charge It Brochure (Submitted by Charles Quarles) 1948 SWA Route Map SWA 1955 Systemwide Route Map PAL Route Map (Courtesy of SFO Museum) PAL Group Plan Brochure - Cover PAL Group Plan  Brochure - Inside  Clergymen Fly 1/2 Fare Brochure - Front Cover Clergymen Fly 1/2 Fare Brochure - inside 1966 PAL Systemwide Route Map PAL Quicket Cover PAL Quicket Form

 

 

Miscellaneous Memorabilia

 

Boeing 727 & 737 Models (Submitted by Jim Johnson) Boeing 727 Model (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Model of 727 aircraft (Submitted by Jim Johnson) SFO Museum airport display (Courtesy of the SFO Museum) Rare SWA Martin 202 Model (Submitted by Eric Wilson) 1948 National Safety Council Safety Award (Submitted by Charles Quarles)

 

 

Founding and Wartime Operations

 

In early 1941, Air Service veteran John Howard "Jack" Connelly and noted Hollywood agent/producer Leland Hayward formed a business partnership that five years later would evolve into a scheduled commercial airline. Neither man was a stranger to aviation; Connelly was also a former test pilot, airplane salesman, Civil Aeronautics Administration instructor pilot, and inspector for the 1930s-era Soviet Union. Hayward was an active private pilot and was on the board of directors of Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA). The two men enlisted the support of commercial pilot and photographer John Swope to oversee the training of aviation cadets. Together, they founded a maintenance depot for overhauling training aircraft, a wartime air cargo line, and a military pilot training complex consisting of Thunderbird Field No. 1, Thunderbird Field No. 2, and Falcon Field in Arizona.

 

By the end of World War II, Southwest Airways was the largest training contractor in the United States, and trained more than 20,000 pilots from over two dozen countries. After the war, Connelly and Hayward raised $2,000,000 (in 1946 dollars) from investors, including Hollywood notables such as James Stewart and Darryl Zanuck, to expand Southwest into the airline business, pending government approval. They were awarded a three-year experimental charter from the Civil Aeronautics Board on May 22, 1946 for their feeder service. Scheduled passenger service under the name Southwest Airways began on December 2, 1946, using plentiful and affordable war surplus C-47s, the military version of the Douglas DC-3, converted for civilian use. The initial routes were situated along the Los Angeles to San Francisco corridor, including stops in Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Monterey, and San Jose, with Medford, Oregon added later.

 

Memorabilia items displayed below are from the period of 1941 through 1946, prior to the forming of Southwest Airways commercial passenger service.

 

Southwest Airways Founders Leland Hayward & John Connelly The base was designed after the image of the mythological Thunderbird Barracks A Barracks at Thunderbird Field & B Hanger Diamond Promenade at Thunderbird Field

Operations Building Tower Thunderbird Field 1944 Thunderfield Field Admin. Bldg. 1942 (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Thunderbird Field 1944 Thunderbird Field 1944 40's Planes at Thunderbird Field (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Thunderbird Field 1944 Humorous art from 1944 SWA Thunderbird Field pilot training program (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Humorous art from 1944 SWA Thunderbird Field pilot training program (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Early 40's postcard - Phoenix Military Airports (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Southwest Airways booklet (Submitted by Fred Lopez 1945 Ad (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) 1944 Magazine Ad (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) 1943 Ad for Training of the Chinese Air Force (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Royal Air Force Thunderbird Field Brochure (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) 1943 Ad for Training of South American Pilots (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Solo Day at Thunderbird Field 1944 Ad Thunderbird Field Brochure (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Thunderbird Field Ashtray (Early 40's) Hand Painted Flight Jacket Patch 1943 WWII Contact Pilot School Thunderbird Field, Glendale, Arizona (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Plastic Thunderbird Field Badge (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Thunderbird Patch (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Scrip used at Thunderbird Field - Front Side (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Scrip used at Thunderbird Field - Back Side (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Scrip used at Thunderbird Field - Front Side (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Scrip used at Thunderbird Field - Back Side (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) Scrip used at Thunderbird Field - Front Side (Submitted by Dan Veenstra) SWA & PAL Mechanics Tool Check Out Tags (Submitted by Fred Lopez) Thunderbird Field Matches- early 40's (Submitted by Fred Lopez)