Long & Harmon Airlines  Ford 5-AT-C  NC428H       (c/n  88)


                                           When the new air mail bids were called in May of 1934, Long & Harmon bid on, and was awarded,
                                           route # 15 from Amarillo to Brownsville, via Fort Worth, all cities being in Texas.   Services commenced
                                           on 1 June 1934 and a modest  fleet of Ford Tri-Motors was acquired to fly the route.    The airline was
                                           extremely short lived and was acquired by Braniff Airlines of 1 January 1935.   One wonders if the air
                                           mail bid was merely a ploy to up the bidding price for the airline.   The poor image above came from Braniff.