How the Pearl Harbor attack forced the world’s first around-the-world commercial flight

1. Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) logo

Remembering the Past:

How a Pan Am Clipper flight grounded in New Zealand was forced to take the long way home to New York without any charts and maintaining radio silence after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

From the Washington Post:

From Wikipedia: Harris & Ewing, photographer. Sister ship, the Pan American World Airways Boeing 314 Yankee Clipper (NC18603), circa 1939. This aircraft started the Transatlantic mail service. It crashed in Lisbon, Portugal, on February 22, 1943 and was written off.

More on the Boeing 314:

Boeing B-314

Pan Am (1st) aircraft slide show:

Pan Am (1st) aircraft photo gallery: