W.T. LARKINS PHOTO
No. 3155. Martin 130 (NC14716 c/n 558) Pan American Airways "China Clipper"
Photographed at Treasure Island, San Francisco, California, USA, 1939
08/31/06. Remarks by Jack
McKillop: "This aircraft, one of three Model 130s built,
was delivered to Pan American Airways on October 9, 1935. On
November 22, 1935, this aircraft took off from Alameda, California,
en route to Manila, Philippine Islands, via Honolulu, Hawaii;
Midway Island; Wake Island; and Guam. This was the first
trans-Pacific airmail service. About 125,000 people witnessed the
take-off from Alameda. The clipper arrived in Manila on November
29, carrying 110,000 letters and arrived back in Alameda on
December 6, carrying 98,000 letters.
Created January 3, 2004