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China Clipper trans-pacific flight...

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November 22, 1935

THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, Albany, November 22, 1935 

* China Clipper airplane to begin famous flight 
* 1st Trans-Pacific airmail commercial service flight

This 22 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "CLIPPER POISED FOR TRIP TODAY" "Final Blind Landing Tests Put Craft in Shape for Pacific Hop"

Tells of the upcoming maiden flight of the first commercial flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Other news of the day. Light browning, minor spine wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The China Clipper (NC14716) was the first of three Martin M-130 four engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways and was used to inaugurate the first commercial Trans-Pacific air service from San Francisco to Manila in November, 1935. Built by the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore, Maryland, at a cost of $417,000, it was delivered to Pan Am on October 9, 1935.

Category: The 20th Century