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China Clipper trans-pacific flight...

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November 22, 1935

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, November 22, 1935 

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

This 28 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page: "Air Clipper Starts Service Today on Transpacific Mail Route Spanning 8000 Miles" "Big Ship Will Carry record Amount of 85,000 Pieces of 'First Cover' Mail Sent by Stamp Collectors; Final Tests Prove Worth of Craft"

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

Other news of the day. Light browning, minor margin wear, otherwise in nice condition.

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