Pan Am at War: How the Airline Secretly Helped America Fight by Mark Cotta Vaz,John H. Hill

By Mark Cotta Vaz,John H. Hill

Pan Am at War chronicles the airline?s ancient function in advancing aviation and serving America?s nationwide curiosity earlier than and through international conflict II. From its inception, Pan American airlines operated because the ?wings of democracy,? spanning six continents and putting the rustic on the innovative of foreign aviation. while, it was once clandestinely assisting to struggle America?s wars.

Utilizing govt files, declassified Freedom of data Act fabric, and corporate records, the authors have exposed tales of Pan Am?s wonderful position as an device of yankee might:

  • The airline?s position in development air bases in Latin the USA and countering Axis pursuits that threatened the Panama Canal
  • Creating transatlantic and trans-Africa provide strains for sending Lend-Lease gear to Britain
  • Cooperation with Chiang Kai-shek and the chinese language nationalist executive to pioneer the damaging ?Hump? direction over the Himalayas
  • The risky seventeen-thousand-mile trip that took President Roosevelt to the high-stakes Casablanca convention with Winston Churchill
  • The bold flight that brought uranium for the atomic bomb.
  • Filled with larger-than-life characters, and revelations of the imaginative and prescient and expertise it took to dominate the skies, Pan Am at War offers a gripping unknown heritage of the yankee Century.

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