Catalina Air Transport Pilot Wing
Long Beach, California 1940-1946
From the collection of A. Kabadian
Catalina Airlines was founded in 1940 as Catalina Air Transport, and was based in Long Beach, California. In 1953, it became Avalon Air Transport, and in 1963, Catalina Airlines. The airline was acquired by Golden West Airlines in 1969 and they went out of business in 1984.