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1947 Florida State Archives

1947 - June Knight christening National Airlines DC-6

Miami International Airport

Four-hour daily non-stop flights by National Airlines from Miami to New York began in July 1947. Two minutes under scheduled time, the first northbound flight received a splashing christening in champagne from June Knight, starring in "Sweetheart" on Broadway. Capt. Ed Taaffe was given a surprise kiss by Miss Knight a moment later when he stepped out of the "Buccaneer 400", the airline's first DC-6.

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