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This was taken by Art Geen 25Apr1939, the date of the christening of the California Clipper at Treasure Island. Note banners and flags etc. NC18601 and 602 were delivered to Treasure Island in March 1939.  Note the platform supporting the flying boat can be used to lower it into the water or to raise it to be level with the concrete ramp.  Boeing 314 Clipper NC18602. From the collection of William T. Larkins

This was taken by Art Geen 25Apr1939, the date of the christening of the California Clipper at Treasure Island. Note banners and flags etc. NC18601 and 602 were delivered to Treasure Island in March 1939. Note the platform supporting the flying boat can be used to lower it into the water or to raise it to be level with the concrete ramp. Boeing 314 Clipper NC18602. From the collection of William T. Larkins

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.

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.

Pleased that the old Sikorsky photos got the juices flowing. This batch is also from around Auckland Harbour in 1940 odd and are from The Auckland Star rubbish bin. The photo of ZK-AMC is labelled

Pleased that the old Sikorsky photos got the juices flowing. This batch is also from around Auckland Harbour in 1940 odd and are from The Auckland Star rubbish bin. The photo of ZK-AMC is labelled

Boeing 314 Flying Boats:  Pan Am's "American Clipper" NC18606. Pan American Airways System - in the full livery at Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, December 7, 1940. © Whites Aviation / Alexander Turnbull Library Image WA-00323-G via P. Sheehan Collection - 1950-093. http://www.aussieairliners.org/scrapbook/boeing%20314/boeing314.html

Boeing 314 Flying Boats: Pan Am's "American Clipper" NC18606. Pan American Airways System - in the full livery at Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, December 7, 1940. © Whites Aviation / Alexander Turnbull Library Image WA-00323-G via P. Sheehan Collection - 1950-093. http://www.aussieairliners.org/scrapbook/boeing%20314/boeing314.html

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