2 images. Long Beach -- Avalon Mail by Air, 30 June 1955. First bags of mail go aboard Avalon Air Transport; Ambhibian [sic] etc...; George J. McMillin (Long Beach Postmaster); Dick Probert (President Avalon Air Transport); Claud L. Moyes (District Superintendent Postal Department of Los Angeles); Herbert Wegman (Avalon Postmaster); Harmon K. Freund (Mail Carrier, Long Beach).; Caption slip reads: "For Sunday South Bay Page. Photographer: Emery. Date: 1955-06-30. Reporter: Emery (caption only). Assignment: Long Beach-Avalon mail by air. 50/51: First bags of mail go aboard Avalon Air Transport amphibian at Long Beach Municipal Airport in ceremony watched by city and civic officials of Long Beach and Avalon (Thursday noon). L to R: George J. McMillin, Long Beach postmaster; Dick Probert, president of Avalon Air Transport; Claud L. Moyes, district supt Postal Dpt, Los Angeles; Herbert Wegman, Avalon postmaster; Harmon K. Freund, mail carrier Long Beach; (this opened 1-year contract for flying all classes of mail between mainland & island)".