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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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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