AVIATION: Veterans Spread Their Wings

During the dull, dragging, off-duty hours in the South Pacific, pilots in the Marine "Red Devil" squadron killed time with long bull sessions. When they talked of postwar plans, Captain Kendall Everson always had the" same answer: "I'm going to start an airline." His tent mate, Captain Gerard Ray, liked the idea, often argued its merits with Captain John Daugherty, who thought it overambitious.

In Cleveland last week, 24-year-old Ken Everson had his airline, Executive Airline Service, and one plane. Partner Gerry Ray was in Washington trying to buy more. The third...

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