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Captain Of Clippers

May 2024
1min read

What a pity your reference to the Pan American China Clipper flight of fifty years ago (“The Time Machine,” October/November 1985) failed to name the courageous pilot, Capt. Edwin C. Musick, who was the first to fly the famed Clipper ships. The anniversary on November 22 has restored Musick, dubbed the “Lindbergh of the Pacific,” to his rightful niche in the annals of aviation. Musick, since his 1935 air-mapping flights over the Pacific, was lost over Pago Pago aboard the Samoan Clipper just before World War II and after making an initial flight from the United States to New Zealand, where he is still hailed as a hero.

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