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

 
 
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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 enroute 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
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2015
2. Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715 Marker
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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 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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is January 21, 1943.
 
Location. 37° 30.749′ N, 122° 15.193′ W. Marker is in San Carlos, California, in San Mateo County. Memorial can be reached from Skyway Road near Holly Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos CA 94070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Carlos.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located under the portico at the Hiller Aviation Museum.
 
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3. Pan American Airways Martin (M-130)
 Pan Am Flight 1104. 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 Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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