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Title Airway to Europe: New Safety Devices Guard Transatlantic Planes
Date 06/1939
Collection Pan American Records
Catalog Number 2013.43.23
Object Name Article
Extent of Description 5-page magazine article
Creator Clarkson, Paul A.
Admin/Biographical History This article described safety devices onboard Pan Am's Boeing 314 aircraft. This article was published just prior to the first scheduled airline passenger service across the Atlantic, inaugurated by Pan American on June 17, 1939; air mail service started on May 20.
Scope & Content This is a 5-page magazine article: "Airway to Europe: New Safety Devices Guard Transatlantic Planes," by Paul A. Clarkson, Popular Science Monthly, June 1939. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs of Pan American Clipper Boeing 314, N18602; pilots; cockpits and safety and navigation equipment. Also includes a diagram showing locations of safety equipment inside the Boeing 314 and a blue route map showing stops at New York-Azors-Lisbon-Southampton.
Credit line Delta Flight Museum
Search Terms Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Pan Am Winged Globe Logo
Boeing 314
New York, N.Y.--Airport--Port Washington, 1937-1940
New York, N.Y.
New York
Lisbon, Portugal
Azores (The Autonomous Region of the Azores)
Marseille, France
Southampton, England
United Kingdom
Subjects Air travel
Transatlantic travel
Safety equipment
Airline pilots
Airplane cockpits