Transport: Second Wind

Last year Pan American Airways' Samoan Clipper, out of Samoa for Auckland, N. Z. on the first commercial flight between the U. S. and the Antipodes, crashed, killing famed Pilot Edwin C. Musick and her six-man crew. Despite this shattering setback, Pan American stuck stoutly to its plan for a regular San Francisco-New Zealand passenger and airmail service. It ordered six Boeing 314s, biggest plane ever assembled in the U. S. (payload: 40 passengers, 5,000 Ibs. of cargo), earmarked three for its transatlantic service, the rest for its Pacific venture. Because Kingman...

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