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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Adventurers Hope to Solve Enduring Aviation Mystery

by Jeff Riegel | Chris Wadsworth | Ashburn Magazine Some of The Lost Clipper team local to Baltimore/Washington DC recently got together over lunch and spent almost 4 hours speaking with Ashburn Magazine’s editor, Chris Wadsworth, about the historic story of the Lost (Hawaii) Clipper and our continued efforts to repatriate those lost souls in…

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Today marks the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor sparking the beginning of World War II for the United States. Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the…

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Pan Am PBS Documentary “Across the Pacific: Another Ocean” Pt. III

by Moreno/Lyons Productions in association withThe Pan Am Museum Foundation The third and last episode of the new Pan Am documentary entitled “Another Ocean” is streaming on the website of Virginia Public Media, the “presenting” PBS station. (View here…) https://www.pbs.org/video/crossing-the-pacific-across-the-pacific-another-ocean-a456bz/ Defying the skeptics, Pan Am builds an airway to Asia, allowing its airplanes to hopscotch across the world’s widest…

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Pan Am PBS Documentary “Across The Pacific: Latin Laboratory” Pt. II

by Moreno/Lyons Productions in association withThe Pan Am Museum Foundation Air Tourism Begins in “Across The Pacific: Latin Laboratory” The second episode of the new Pan Am documentary entitled “Latin Laboratory” is streaming on the website of Virginia Public Media, the “presenting” PBS station.  https://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/3043058025/ The third and last episode “Another Ocean” will be available online through PBS…

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What Happened to the Hawaii Clipper?

By John J. Geoghegan Aviation History Magazine Vanished!: What Happened to the Hawaii Clipper? In the 81 years since the Hawaii Clipper disappeared, no one has figured out what happened to the flying boat and its crew. A few minutes before 6 a.m. on July 29, 1938, Pan American Airways Captain Leonard Terletzky taxied the…

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An Expedition to Locate the Wreckage of Samoan Clipper

by The Pan Am Foundation Dr. Robert Ballard is best known for his discovery of the RMS Titanic’s final resting place.  He continues his ocean exploration and work on board the Nautilus. BREAKING NEWS:  Now in his sights is Pan American World Airways Sikorsky S-42 “Samoan Clipper”.  Captained by Edwin C. Musick, lost over the…

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Pearl Harbor Survivors Commemorate 77th Anniversary of Attack

On the morning of December 7, 1941, a Sunday, Japanese bombers flew across Oahu, Hawaii, and began their assault. The attack killed more than 2,300 people, nearly half of them on the battleship USS Arizona. More than 1,100 were injured. After the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a speech before Congress, calling December 7th a…

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Quite A Productive Day!

We had quite a productive day today. Aside from a few downpours, things went well for us. The entire crew is back again tomorrow using sophisticated Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) via Topographix to hone in on our search target. These folks on the island are super friendly, climbing a nearby coconut tree and preparing a…

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The Secret Is Out!

We’ve been hinting at it for a few months now. Working towards a goal that we all share, including you. Putting together an elite team of experts across various fields across the globe. From the UK, New Zealand and across the US., seven of us are currently converging on Chuuk as you read this. The…

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