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China Clipper trans-pacific flight...

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November 25, 1935

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, November 25, 1935 

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

This 14 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "HUGE CLIPPER SHIP REACHES MIDWAY GOAL" "Sleek 25-Ton Flying Boat Lands Mail Cargo on Island After Hop From Honolulu"

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

Other news of the day throughout. Little margin wear, otherwise in good 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