Throwback Thursday
Photo: Maarten Visser from Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland (N740WA B747-400F World Cargo) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: World Airways

World Airways was founded in 1948 by Benjamin Pepper. At the time, he used former Pan Am Boeing 314 flying boats. However, just two years later, the airline was purchased by Edward Daly for $50,000. At the time, the Boeing 314s were already considered to be obsolete so Daly began adding the Douglas DC-4 to replace them. A year later, World Airways won its first contract with the U.S. Government, beginning a long and profitable relationship between the two. Using…