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July 22, 1936. "Aerial view of Pan American Airways 'China Clipper' (Martin M130 Flying Boat) over San Francisco with Coit Memorial Tower at left. Clyde H. Sunderland, commercial and aerial photographs, Oakland, Calif."

July "Aerial view of Pan American Airways 'China Clipper' (Martin Flying Boat) over San Francisco with Coit Memorial Tower at left. Sunderland, commercial and aerial photographs, Oakland, Calif.

December 7, 1941. Stranded. Six days from its home port of San Francisco, this Boeing 314 flying boat, the "Pacific Clipper," was preparing to alight in Auckland, New Zealand, as part of the airline’s transpacific service when the crew of ten learned of the Japanese attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor. Where to go? Forced to fly west, they made the first around the world flight by a commercial airliner — the hard way.

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The Pan American Clipper helped make worldwide air travel possible.

You got it, Boeing 314 of the Pan Am Clipper Service: Honestly , is there ever been a more graceful airplane than the clippers?

A Pan American Airways Martin M-130 flying boat, the China Clipper, leaves San Francisco Bay for Manila carrying the first United States trans-Pacific air mail on Nov. 22, 1935.  In the background is Coit Tower and the San Francisco skyline.  (AP Photo/PanAm) Photo: AP / SF

China Clipper's flight made history 75 years ago

A Pan American Airways Martin flying boat, the China Clipper, leaves San Francisco Bay for Manila carrying the first United States trans-Pacific air mail on Nov. In the background is Coit Tower and the San Francisco skyline.

New record for the flying boat Hydroptere in San Francisco, blows my mind! Goes through ferry wake, NO problem

New record for the flying boat Hydroptere in San Francisco, blows my mind! Goes through ferry wake, NO problem

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Pan American Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat over San Francisco, circa 1940

A PanAm Boeing B314 flying boat moored at Treasure Island San Francisco circa 1940-45.

A PanAm Boeing flying boat moored at Treasure Island San Francisco circa…

A Pan American Airways Martin M-130 flying boat, the China Clipper, leaves San Francisco Bay for Manila carrying the first United States trans-Pacific air mail on Nov. 22, 1935. In the background is Coit Tower and the San Francisco skyline. Photo: AP

A Pan American Airways Martin flying boat, the China Clipper, leaves San Francisco Bay for Manila carrying the first United States trans-Pacific air mail on Nov. In the background is Coit Tower and the San Francisco skyline.

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