Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

Bob’s Air Mail Service Station, circa 1936

Postcard view of Bob’s Air Mail Service Station on the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Cochran Avenue in 1936. Bob’s utilized a real twin-prop airplane with the wings serving as canopies to shade its pumps. The plane was one of two Fokker F-32 aircraft operated by Western Air Express, circa 1930-31. The four engine F-32 was a design failure due to overheating of the two pusher engines and was only briefly in commercial service.

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