#0968 Site of the China Clipper Flight Departure


#0968 Site of the China Clipper Flight Departure

Site information:

W Mall Square, between Saratoga and Lexington Sts, Alameda

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

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.

Registered 11/5/1985