Monday, November 22, 2010

China Clipper Anniversary -- November 22, 2010

Today is the 75th anniversary of Martin M-130 flying boat China Clipper taking off from Alameda, on its way to Manila. This was the beginning of scheduled trans-Pacific service. The first flight carried only mail. It went by stages to Honolulu, Midway, Wake and Guam. The pilot, Edwin C Musick, was forced to fly under the still-under-construction Bay Bridge. The three M-130s were replaced a few years later by Boeing B-314s.

Tonight we went to the Taco Bell at the beach to eat dinner and watch the crab boats.

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