Ellis Air Line Pilot Wing

Ketchikan, Alaska 1936-1962

In 1936 Robert Ellis established Ellis Air Transport with a single Waco float plane. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Ellis Air Transport became part of the war effort. After the war in 1945, they became Ellis Air Lines, purchasing three Grumman Gooses in November 1945 from the war assets srplus Department. The airline merged with Alaska Coastal Airlines in 1962 and new airline was called Alaska Coastal Ellis Airline. This airline then merged with Alaska Airline in 1968.


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