Many thousands of men and women worked for Pan Am over the years, doing a myriad of jobs in locations around the world. Their experiences ranged from the prosaic to the heroic. We're fortunate to be able to share some of them here.
The apogee of prewar commercial air transport, Boeing's B-314 Super Clipper, was in no small part the result of a military vision: Air power that could spread its wings over far-flung American strongholds -- Hawaii, Alaska, the Panama Canal...
It was the first aircraft capable of carrying a decent payload of people and cargo across large expanses of water. It provided the foundation of one man's dream for an international air system.
Few people were more famous and recognizable than Sir Winston Churchill. He never failed to make a most vivid impression on all who had an opportunity to meet him.
One bright Miami morning, January 9th, 1929, a crowd of hundreds joined luminaries Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Juan Trippe and William McCracken for the dedication of Pan American's new 36th Street International Airport.
John Leslie, a bright, young aeronautical engineer came to work for Pan Am in 1929. His work demanded so much from him that he and his new bride were granted a belated wedding gift from the company -- traveling Pan Am's early routes.
Mr. Pacific: My Years with William Mullahey, November 2009. Based on an Interview with Mr. Lee Umphred, one of the last of the "Greatest Generation."
Deep in a cold Canadian lake, thousands of miles north of her ancestral tropic skyways, lies the remains of the Porto Rico.
Pan Am & The Race to Space. Over the course of six-plus decades Pan Am, the airline, proved that it could maintain routes to far-flung places around the globe.
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