July 2018 marks eight decades since the Pan Am Hawaii Clipper vanished

Pan Am Hawaii Clipper June 1938 maintenance at Alameda, from the film by Richard Rhode

 

 

One of the most mysterious events in aviation history...

This is a small part of what's likely the last motion picture record of Pan Am's Martin M-130 Hawaii Clipper. Shot in June 1938 by Richard Rhode who also took copious notes and photographs for NACA (National Aviation Council on Aeronautics) just weeks before the clipper vanished, this clip captures the Hawaii Clipper right before its sudden disappearance.

Read about it: Mystery Still With Us

 

 

The Hawaii Clipper at Alameda in June 1938, part of a film by Richard Rhode

 

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