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  • Aviation History Magazine

    The China Clipper, Pan American Airways and Popular Culture

    The China Clipper, Pan American Airways and Popular Culture by Larry Weirather, McFarland, Jefferson, N.C., 2007, $35. Aviation historians remember Pan American World Airways as “the chosen instrument” of the U.S. government because it...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Book Review: Pan American Clippers

    Pan American Clippers: The Golden Age of Flying Boats by James Trautman, Boston Mills Press, 2007, $49.95. The story of Pan American Airways and the magnificent flying boats that marked the beginning of international air travel has been...

  • World War II Magazine

    Juan Trippe’s World

    How one ambitious American businessman—and his fleet of silver planes—helped the Allies win the war. As searchlights scoured the skies over blacked-out, bomb-battered London in June 1941, Juan Trippe stood atop the roof of his hotel,...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Clippers to the Rescue

    How giant flying boats helped win the Pacific theater’s war of supply. Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox characterized World War II as “a war of supply.” This was especially true of the Pacific theater, where logistics were...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Vanished!: What Happened to the Hawaii Clipper?

    In the 75 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 Clipper out...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Over the Hump

    In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Forces’ brand-new Air Transport Command began running the most audacious airlift of World War II: flying “the Hump” over the foothills of the Himalayas   ON AUGUST 2, 1943, CBS WAR...