Port Washington Aviation History

Boeing

Boeing 314, Known As "Dixie Clipper", Takes Off

fom198The Dixie Clipper, a Boeing 314 flying boat operated by Pan American, was in service from 1939-1950.

See our post featuring artist John T. McCoy’s rendering of the Dixie Clipper here.

Passengers Prepare To Board Pan Am's Boeing Clipper

fom002Photo from the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records, Archives and Special Collections Department, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami.

John T. McCoy Painting of 1939 Dixie Clipper

McCoy_DixieClipperCaption reads: “Dixie Clipper completes first transatlantic passenger flight / New York to Lisbon, Portugal, June 29, 1939 / Boeing B-314″.

This flight had left from Port Washington the day before, captained by R. O. D. Sullivan, with 22 passengers on board.

From Pan American’s “Historic First Flights of Pan American Clippers” series.