Business & Finance: Ham & Dutch

This week two famed flying men will celebrate a coincidence: 25 years ago they both got into commercial aviation on the same day (Dec. 28). Since then both have shared in making the adventure into a globe-girdling industry. The men: United Air Lines' "dean of all airmen in the world," Captain E. Hamilton ("Ham") Lee; and North American Aviation's president and production genius, James Howard ("Dutch") Kindelberger.

Between Wars.

Barnstormer Ham Lee went to work 25 years ago for the U.S. Post Office, flying the nation's first air mail route (Washington-New York); salary:...

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