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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.
Nancy Franklin, in her review of the ABC series Pan Am in The New Yorker magazine said: "Pan Am is the right airline to use to convey the sweep of decades . . it grew to be not just a company with a fleet of airplanes but the very symbol of flight . ."
Ron Davies. A Great Friend of Pan Am's: Ronald Edward George Davies by Dr. Robert Van der Linden, his colleague at the National Air and Space Museum.
San Francisco, California, October 12, 1957. Captain Don McLennan* and crew started the four big P&W R-4360 engines on the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser Clipper American for what would be a most unusual mission.
70th Anniversary of US entry into World War II: Pan Am at War by Robert Gandt. Sunday morning, 7 December, 1941. An era was ending. In the space of a few violent hours, the United States had shed its lofty detachment from the conflicts of Europe and Asia.
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.
Deep in a cold Canadian lake, thousands of miles north of her ancestral tropic skyways, lies the remains of the Porto Rico.
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."
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.
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