PAN AM's WAR YEARS
Photos: War clouds loomed as the 'Thirties drew to a close. Pan Am worked closely with the U.S. government to secure and maintain vital air routes in a world increasingly fraught with danger. When war did come to America, vital supplies, personnel, and communications were delivered thanks to Pan Am's crews and aircraft, radio facilities, training schools, and airfield construction. In the Pacific, down the length of Latin America, across the Atlantic to Africa, and across the "roof of the world" into embattled China, Pan Am contributed substantially to Allied victory.
Pan Am Boeing 314 takes off at dawn during wartime
FDR celebrates 61st birthday flying home from Casablanca onboard Pan American clipperPan Am Boeing 314 takes off at dawn during wartime, World War TwoPan Am Juan Trippe and Navy brass inspect Boeing 314 engine maintenance work, World War TwoEngine change on Pan Am Boeing 314 clipper, World War TwoFueling Pan Am Boeing 314 clipper at Fishermans Lake during World War TwoPan Am's wartime navigation school class, at Dinner Key base, during World War TwoPan Am wartime worker, at LaGuardia Airport, inside a Boeing 314 wing during World War TwoPan Am captains of Boeing 314s, World War Two