Animals Transported by Seaboard & Western / Seaboard World Airlines

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idl_first-t.jpg Whirling Ruston, a French filly, is being led down the ramp backwards after arriving on the first flight from Europe to land at Idlewild, July 9th, 1948. A few hours later, the same aircraft departed on the first flight from Idlewld to Europe.


 Photo courtesy of Capt. David Hill  

monkeyst-1t.jpgRhesus monkeys imported from India for research that led to the Salk polio vaccine. Shown here being loaded onto a DC‑4.

elephant-t.jpg Baby elephant being loaded in Bombay onto a DC-4

 Photo courtesy of Capt. Ed Mitchell

elephant-2t.jpgElephants on a DC-4

elephant-3t.jpg In 1956, Seaboard flew this Andalusian donkey and baby elephant on a DC‑4 from London to New York.

The donkey was a gift from the Spanish government to David Eisenhower, the president's grandson.

The photo appeared in over 500 newspapers and magazines.  

cows-t.jpg Cows being loaded onto a DC-4

cows-2t.jpg Another view of cows being loaded onto a DC-4

horse-t.jpg Racehorse on a DC-4

cheetahs-t.jpg Cheetahs in a shipping cage

cows-3t.jpg Cow being unloaded from a DC-8-63CF, 1974

 Photo courtesy of Capt. Ed Mitchell  

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