Re-Researching the Richter Library

Recently, I visited the Richter Library to assess their effort of re-cataloging the massive Pan Am Airways.  Wow, what a difference!  On my last visit, I went through nearly twenty boxes of photos… this time, only five.  Why?  There is so much more to see and now items are in their proper order.  Great job…

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Mission # 3 to Truk Lagoon

https://vimeo.com/98265286 Hi Everyone, Trip number three back to Micronesia is on the horizon and I need your help to make it a success. As you may know, I have been researching the mysterious vanishing of Pan Am Airways flight 229 and the legend that the high-tech M-130 flying boat, the Hawaii Clipper, was a great…

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Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Fourteen Days Overdue

Will we ever know what happened to Flight MH370? Whether the most recent floating objects spotted are from the missing flight are related is still being determined, however most experts believe the debris may have sunk by now. However, even if they do find floating debris, the process of determining whether they’re from the missing…

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Getting ready for round III

Here is a very short montage of video I took on my last visit to Micronesia. As you can see, this effort had a lot of moving parts and many people making those parts work as smooth as possible. I could not take on an effort of this magnitude all by myself so my dear…

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Found!

Well here is a lucky find today! I just received an original postcard of a restaurant called the China Clipper from either the late 1930s or early 1940s. According to my research, Wah Sun (Watson) Choy, a passenger on the Hawaii Clipper caring a very large some of money to his brother Frank in China,…

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The Hawaii Clipper breaks its silence at the Smithsonian

On Monday, April 8th, I had the honor and privilege of speaking about the Hawaii Clipper to the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Aviation Historical Society at the Smithsonian Udvar Hazy Museum.  The time “flew” by but I think we had some excellent discussions about the mystery and the status of my research. Thank…

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Thinking about Chuuk

On cold days like today when the trees are bare and the wind blows cold, I am reminded of the heat and humidity that are Chuuk at this very moment on the other side of the world.  Nestled in the leafy tropical trees and hidden from the causal observer are ruins such as these… a…

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