Christensen Air Service
Christensen Air Service was founded by a Danish immigrant, Hakon
Christensen back in the1930s.
In 1940 he
moved his business to Anchorage and began a regularly scheduled
to Seward before
selling his diminutive airline to Cordova
Airlines in 1952.
Cordova, in turn, merged
Alaska Airlines a dozen years later. The shot above came
from Waco Aircraft in the 1940s.
It is indicative of the types operated by the likes of
Christensen and other small carriers which
eventually wound up in the Alaska Airlines family.