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The Boeing 314 Clipper Flying Boat – 1938 to 1941

Because of growing interest in flying across the ocean, Pan American Airways asked the Boeing Airplane Co. during the mid-1930s for a long range commercial transport airliner capable of trans-Atlantic flight. Boeing signed a contract with Pan Am to build six Model 314 Clippers, and on May 31, 1938, the first Clipper is taken down the Duwamish Read More »

The Art of Wartime Newsreels – 1940 through 1946

Newsreels in America were used during the general time period of the silent film era, through the 1960s. Universal newsreels (produced by Universal Studios) were released twice a week between 1929 and 1967. During World War II, American movie-goers were shown these popular newsreels as part of the total entertainment that accompanied the feature film. Because news of ... Read More »

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