The Last Flight of The Hawaii Clipper

by The Pan Am Historical Foundation In June 1938, a young engineer from the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA) took along his 16mm movie camera on what would be the last completed round-trip flight of the Hawaii Clipper. The following month, the aircraft vanished without a trace. This is a short segment from that…

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This Day in Aviation: The Hawaii Clipper

by Bryan R. Swopes, This Day in Aviation This day in history, over 80 years ago… 29 July 1938: At 12:08 p.m., local time, the Pan American Airways System flying boat Hawaii Clipper lifted off from the waters of Apra Harbor on the west side of Guam, an island in the western Pacific Ocean. The Clipper was…

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Crowd Sourcing: We Can Use Your Help

Guy and the rest of the Lost Clipper team have been researching the disappearance of the NC14714 Hawaii Clipper for well over twenty years now. We’ve made great strides over the years, sometimes by leaps and bounds and other times in drabs and dribbles. Times are tough these days on a worldwide scale. For you….

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The Traveling Image Makers: Ollie Dale and the Lost Clipper

Here’s a flashback from a few years back that we somehow missed posting. Ollie Dale is The Lost Clipper Team’s on-location videographer while in the islands. “Recently Ollie has been hired to be the official photographer and videographer of the Lost Clipper expedition to a small Pacific island in Micronesia, where they will try to find…

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Magazine Wins A Best-in-Show Award for Lost Clipper Article

by Chris Wadsworth | Ashburn Magazine & The Burn Doing real magazine journalism with a focus on quality writing, photography and design has paid off for our friends at Ashburn Magazine. The publication received two Best-in-Show awards and 16 other prizes in the Virginia Press Association’s annual competition for journalistic and advertising excellence in 2021. Editor…

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Narcos’ Murphy and Pena on the Lost Clipper Case

Netflix Narcos Steve Murphy and Javier Pena are hot on the trail investigating our 80+ year-old cold case in the jungles of Micronesia conducting interviews and research to help find 15 lost American souls on the Lost Clipper case.

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Indiana Jones Sat Here

by Indiana Jones Wiki On a related note to The Hawaii Clipper, the sister plane China Clipper depicted in Raiders of the Lost Ark should be a Martin M-130 plane, but during the filming of the movie, the production crew discovered that there was a Short Solent Mark III flying boat undergoing restoration in Oakland. Short Solents…

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The Story Behind the Manufacturer of The Hawaii Clipper

byJake Hardiman | Simply Flying When it comes to US postwar airliners, Douglas’s piston-engined designs like the DC-4 spring to mind. However, originally based in California, a now largely forgotten manufacturer called the Glenn L. Martin Company also threw its hat into the ring. In the beginning While The Martin Company’s best-known airliners flew in…

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