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Funds sought to retrieve submerged Boeing Flying Clippers
A Kirkland-based nonprofit wants to recover the Honolulu Clipper, Pan American World Airways' "flying boat" which sank in the South Pacific in 1945.
Deep in the Pacific Ocean lies an estimated 18 tons of history - a "flying boat" credited with being among the first aircraft to bring the people of the world closer by reducing overseas travel time.
The flying boat is one of only 12 Boeing 314 Flying Clippers made, although there were some Clippers made by other companies. The Clippers flew for little more than a decade before planes with extended flying range and more destinations with runways made the water-landing aircraft obsolete.
Attempt to salvage Boeing Clipper flying boat
Originally posted by thebozeian
reply to post by redoubt
Even the USN continued using its small number of Martin flying boats into the late 60's or early 70's I recall.
Either way, you are right they were at the pinnacle of there type and sadly the world wont see there kind again. Sometimes progress really is a backwards step.