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Pan American Airways “Philippine Clipper” Martin (M-130) NC-14715

 
 
Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2015
1. Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715 Marker
Inscription.
Lat 39 - 04'N Long 123 - 16'W
In Remembrance
Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715
November 14, 1935 - January, 21, 1943

History
Total hours in the air 14,628. After eight years of flying the Pacific Ocean and strafed by Japanese aircraft at Wake Island on December 8, 1941 the Philippine Clipper crashed near this site the morning of January 21, 1943 while trying to let down through bad weather. She was enrollee from Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands to San Francisco Bay with nine Pan American crew members and ten U.S. Navy passengers. There were no survivors.

PAA
Robert M. Elzey, Captain Orvan K. Judd, 1st Officer John R. Maynard, 2nd Officer George H. Aabel, 3rd Officer, Leo A. MacKota, 1st Engineer John J. Eagen, Sr., 2nd Engineer Clarence P. Thompson, 1st Radio Officer George W. Angus, 2nd Radio Officer John G. Hill, Steward

Passengers
Robert English Radm, USV, Cmdr, Pacific Submarine Flt. Captain Robert H. Smith Captain Robert E. Thomas Captain Donald C. Godwin Commander John J. Crane Commander Francis L. Black Commander William G. Myers Lt. Commander John O.R. Coll Lt. Commander George R. Stone Lt. Edna O. Morrow, Nurse

Plaque
Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2015
2. Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715 Marker
above:

This memorial was presented to the Hiller Aviation Museum in 1997, after transfer from its original Ukiah Airport site by its donors
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Wilcox of Ukiah

 
Erected by Mr. and Mrs, Lowell Wilcox.
 
Location. 37° 30.749′ N, 122° 15.193′ W. Marker is in San Carlos, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Skyway Road near Holly Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos CA 94070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thaddeus Kerns (a few steps from this marker); San Carlos Depot (approx. half a mile away); San Carlos Station (approx. half a mile away); City of San Carlos Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); S.M. Mezes (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ralston Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sequoia Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Carrington Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Carlos.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located under the portico at the Hiller Aviation Museum.
 
Also see . . .  Pan Am Flight 1104.
Pan American Airways Martin (M-130) image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. Pan American Airways Martin (M-130)
On the morning of January 21, 1943, the aircraft ran into poor weather as it flew north over California towards San Francisco. Heavy rain, strong winds, thick cloud cover, and fog forced the captain to descend to a lower altitude. At 7:30 am, the far off-course aircraft crashed into a mountain at about 2,500 ft (760 m), descending at an angle of 10, whereupon it clipped a number of trees before crashing, breaking up, and burning. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on January 20, 2017.
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