AVIATION: Pan Am to Singapore

This week the 42½-ton California Clipper sat down on the dirty, boat-infested waters of Singapore Harbor, thus completed the first scheduled Pan American Airways trip from San Francisco to Singapore. To U.S. shippers and businessmen this meant that travel time to Singapore had been cut from 25 days by steamer to six. But to diplomats it meant that the U.S., Britain and The Netherlands had formed a united front against further Japanese airline penetration in the area.

Japanese penetration dates from 1937, when a Pan Am affiliate had to quit its Shanghai-Hong Kong...

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