California Historic Landmarks

Site of the China Clipper Flight Departure

Site Information

Official state marker plaque
site photo
Landmark Number: 968
Location: In front of Building 1, old Alameda Naval Air Station, Alameda County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque
Admission: This portion of the old Naval Air Station is open to the public.

Description

The inaugural flight of Pan American World Airways' China Clipper left here on November 22, 1935 - the beginning of trans-Pacific airmail and passenger service.

photo
A mural on a nearby hanger commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first flight.

 

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