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Pan Am at War by Mark Cotta Vaz and John H. Hill is a hardcover non-fiction book published in 2019, 424 pages in length, 50 black-and-white photographs and 1.5 x 6 x 9 inches in size.
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.
- During WWII, training thousands of American military navigators on how to navigate long distance over-ocean routes.
For anyone interested in Pan Am, aviation, business, or WWII military history, here is astonishing story filled with big ideas and the leaders who made them a reality.