Replica of the Yankee Clipper seaplane which the Boeing Aircraft Company built for Pan American Airways and was used between New York and Foynes in Ireland. The Yankee Clipper flew across the Atlantic on a route from Southampton to New York with intermediate stops at Foynes, Ireland, Botwood, Newfoundland, and Shediac, New Brunswick. The inaugural trip occurred on June 24, 1939. The Clipper fleet was pressed into military service during World War II, and the flying boats were used for ferrying personnel and equipment to the European and Pacific fronts. Only the markings on the aircraft changed: the Clippers continued to be flown by their experienced Pan Am civilian crews. 201006114701.<br />
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Replica of the Yankee Clipper seaplane which the Boeing Aircraft Company built for Pan American Airways and was used between New York and Foynes in Ireland. The Yankee Clipper flew across the Atlantic on a route from Southampton to New York with intermediate stops at Foynes, Ireland, Botwood, Newfoundland, and Shediac, New Brunswick. The inaugural trip occurred on June 24, 1939. The Clipper fleet was pressed into military service during World War II, and the flying boats were used for...
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