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Documents related to air services

History of the U.S. Air Transport Command Africa and the Middle East May 1941 to July 1944
John Wilson has provided this PDF version of the history compiled at the end of World War II. He has created it directly from microfilm held at the United States Air Force Historical Research Agency. Its three parts are linked to this website. Go from here to the introductory page.

Pan American Atlantic Routes in WW2
John Wilson's introduction and presentation of trip summaries of trans-Atlantic flights by Pan American Airways during World War II.

Timetables for Bristish Air Services to Africa in 1940
This 8-page linked PDF document is the result of research at the Post Office Archives some years ago by Peter Wingent. The first 6 pages, which mainly concern West Africa, form "Traffic Notice (War Issue) No.W.64" of 6th April 1940. Page 7 adds an amendment in "No.W.74" of 12th April. The final page is a timetable for flights between Salisbury and Nairobi in East Africa.

RAF West Africa-Rabat 1943-44
WASC members Barbara Priddy and Peter Wingent have written a substantial article on the R.A.F. West Africa - Rabat Service from November 1943 to March 1944, when BOAC services terminated at Rabat, Morocco. The complete text, together with some illustrated covers, is available as a PDF file from the link. Copyright is reserved by the authors. Permission is given to readers to print the document for their own personal, non-commercial use.

Civil Aviation Authority records
West Africa Study Circle member John Wilson has made a superb job of transcribing Civil Aviation Authority records of World War Two. This has led to the document attached here which details Empire and Trans-Oceanic airline services during each of the war years. This will be of invaluable help to philatelic researchers, and not simply those of British West Africa. John wishes it to be made available to all readers whether members or not of the Study Circle. It is not to be used for commercial publication without his permission.