World War 2

There were two Huge Wartime Missions for Northwest Airlines: Build, staff and operate a Bomber Modification Center in St. Paul for the U.S. Army; and for the Air Transport Command, start and operate a new airline called Northwest Airlines Northern Region!


Last B-24 to come off the line at the Bomber Modification Center at Holman Field in St. Paul, 1945. Photo: Harry Chin


Freezing, windswept Shemya Island in Northwest Airlines’ Northern Region, 1940s.
Photo: Phyllis Curry