During the war in the Aleutians, many transport aircraft were deployed to provide
support for the operations. The 54th and 42nd Troop Carrier Squadrons flew
regular shuttles out of Elmendorf Field to the many Alaskan bases. The Navy
Air Transport Command also sent aircraft to Alaska in support of the
operations in the Aleutians. Both services also depended on commercial air
carriers under contract to augment their airlift capabilities. This Charter
focuses on the commercial support.