The reach of the ATA

The majority of overseas trips were to Belgium, there and back twice a day. However, some were much longer, as the ATA also had the responsibility of delivering to the front line. If not required home immediately, they often helped move cargo around for the troops.

The furthest flight to the east landed in Cairo. The route took the pilots via Marseille Rome, Naples, Tunis and Algiers. At each stop the ATA collected parcels to take on to the next destination.

Other flights headed to Scandinavia, Berlin and Vienna. Some even linked up with Soviet forces.