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George B. King (1905-1939) was born in Gainesville, Florida and graduated from Princeton University in 1928. After his graduation, King joined the Naval Reserve Air Crops. In 1933, King became an apprentice pilot with Pan American Airways and was a copilot on the China Clipper during its first scheduled air mail flight across the Pacific Ocean in November of 1935. King died on August 13, 1939, when the Pan American clipper he was piloting during a Miami - Rio de Janerio flight struck a crane on the dock in the Rio de Janeiro harbor, killing fourteen people.

Identifier

NASM.1994.0026

Creator

King, George B., 1905-1939

Date

1919-1939

Provenance

John Bainbridge Safford, gift, 1993, 1994-0026, NASM

Extent

0.51 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Scrapbooks

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook containing photographs relating to King's aviation career, as well as some images of his family and Princeton University. There is also a photograph of the China Clipper, autographed by the crew, including King and the pilot, Captain Ed Musick.

Genre/Form

Scrapbooks

Photographs

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Pan American World Airways, Inc.

King, George B., 1905-1939

Musick, Ed

Topics Martin Model 130 Clipper
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States
Air pilots
Air mail service

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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