Pan American World Airways

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In 1927, American entrepreneur Juan T. Trippe founded what would later become Pan American World Airways, one of the world's most prominent airlines of the 20th century. From the very first airmail flight flown from Key West to Cuba, Trippe provided leadership and innovation that put Pan Am at the top of the commercial airline industry. His global pioneering spirit expanded the world's reach for the masses while at the same time provided the most glamorous of air-travel experiences. The rise and fall of an American empire is examined in this full-color postcard history of Pan Am.
ISBN: 9781467113601
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 163
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Capt. Duyane “Dewey” Hoffman was hired by Pan Am in 1942; he was based in Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Brownsville, and New York. He flew on the Boeing 314, Consolidated PB2Y-3 and Commodore seaplanes, and the Lockheed Constellation. As captain, he flew the Convair 240, DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, DC-7, DC-8, Boeing 707, and the Boeing 747. He retired in 1978. Laura Hoffman is the youngest daughter of Captain Hoffman and the author of Postcard History Series: Coney Island. She shares her extensive collection of Pan Am postcards to illustrate the iconic history of the “World's Most Experienced Airline.”
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