Please click on the picture to see a larger view. February 20,1948 Piedmont’s first paying passenger W.D. ( Bill ) Turner of Shell Oil Company boards Flight #41 in Wilmington, NC. Greeted by Founder & President Thomas H. Davis on the right, J.B. Simpson, purser is in the doorway. Round trip was $68.70 from Wilmington, NC to Cincinnati, Ohio. This is an 8 1/2 x 11 picture that will fit perfectly in a document frame.