San Carlos in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pan American Airways “Philippine Clipper” Martin (M-130) NC-14715
Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715
November 14, 1935 - January, 21, 1943
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.
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
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
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. Touch 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). 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.
Also see . . . Pan Am Flight 1104 (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.