First Commercial Clipper Flight across the Pacific

November 22, 1935: Alameda, California. Captain Edward Musick and First Officer R.O.D. Sullivan stand next to the "China Clipper" before it leaves San Francisco for Manila with the first transpacific airmail. On the ground, left to right are: Postmaster General James A. Farley, Assistant Postmaster General Harllee Branch, and Pan Am President Juan Trippe.

The "China Clipper," Martin M-130, takes off from San Francisco on the maiden commercial flight across the Pacific Ocean to Manila in 1935.

The "China Clipper," (Martin M-130) passes over the San Francisco waterfront at the start of the inaugural commercial flight across the Pacific Ocean, to Manila. The aircraft completed the trip in six days, with a flying time of 59 hours, 48 minutes. Overnight stops included Honolulu, Midway, Wake Island, and Guam.

The "China Clipper," Martin M-130, clears the Golden Gate Bridge (then under construction) on the first commerical flight across the Pacific Ocean.

The "China Clipper," Martin M-130, flight crew debarks in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the first commercial flight across the Pacific Ocean.

The arrival of Pan Am's "China Clipper," the Martin M-130, is celebrated in Manila. The "China Clipper" completed the first commercial flight across the Pacific Ocean in six days, with stops in Honolulu, Guam, and Midway.

The "China Clipper," Martin M-130, rests at pier in Manila harbor, following its historic flight across the Pacific Ocean. Huge crowds lined the shore to catch a glimpse of the aircraft and the Manila Hotel is in the background.

Source: http://www.library.miami.edu/archives/panam/achina.html

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