#968:  Site of the China Clipper Flight Departure

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Naval Air Station Mall, former Alameda Naval Air Station, on W Mall Square, between Saratoga and Lexington Sts, Alameda



State Plaque


From the plaque:

Pan Am China Clipper

Pan American World Airways' fabled China Clipper (Martin M/130 Flying Boat) left Alameda Marina on November 22, 1935. Under the command of Captain Edwin C. Musick, the flight would reach Manila via Honolulu, Midway, Wake, and Guam. The inauguration of ocean airmail service and commercial airflight across the Pacific was a significant event for both California and the world.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Pan American Airlines and Alameda Naval Air Station, November 20, 1985.

©2009 David Schmitt