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Pan Am at war : how the airline secretly helped America fight World War II / Mark Cotta Vaz and John H. Hill

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Author:
Vaz, Mark Cotta http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n89110123 http://viaf.org/viaf/8305342  Search this
Hill, John H. 1956- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013075456 http://viaf.org/viaf/305039427  Search this
Subject:
Pan American World Airways, inc History  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2019
Summary:
"Pan Am at War chronicles the airline's historic role in advancing aviation and serving America's national interest before and during World War II. From its inception, Pan American Airways operated as the 'wings of democracy,' spanning six continents and placing the country at the leading edge of international aviation. At the same time, it was clandestinely helping to fight America's wars. Utilizing government documents, declassified Freedom of Information Act material, and company documents, the authors have uncovered stories of Pan Am's stunning role as an instrument of American might: -The airline's role in building air bases in Latin America and countering Axis interests that threatened the Panama Canal -Creating transatlantic and trans-Africa supply lines for sending Lend-Lease equipment to Britain -Cooperation with Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese nationalist government to pioneer the dangerous 'Hump' route over the Himalayas -The dangerous seventeen-thousand-mile journey that took President Roosevelt to the high-stakes Casablanca Conference with Winston Churchill -The daring flight that delivered uranium for the atomic bomb. Filled with larger-than-life characters, and revelations of the vision and technology it took to dominate the skies, Pan Am at War provides a gripping unknown history of the American Century."-- Dust jacket
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Transportation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106504