FAA History Lesson -- October 30, 1955

From the FAA Historical Chronology, 1926-1996

"The first commercial flights began at the new O’Hare Field, Chicago International Airport, which had been under construction since 1949. The facility was named for Lt. Commander Edward H. O’Hare, who won the Medal of Honor as a naval aviator in World War II. Subsequent years saw major improvements at the site, and the expanded Chicago-O’Hare International Airport was dedicated on Mar 23, 1963. "

Don Brown
October 30, 2013


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