This Plane Accidentally Flew Around the World

After Pearl Harbor, the crew of Pan Am flight 18602 was forced to do the impossible

John Bull

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A Boeing 314 clipper taking off. Photo by © Museum of Flight/CORBIS via Getty Images.

The morning of 6th January 1942 was going to be a cold one. Not that this was unusual for New York, mused the night-shift air controller at LaGuardia’s tower, but it did mean he’d have to wrap up extra warm when he headed home.

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John Bull

Writer. Narrative designer. Historian. I focus on tales of ordinary people who did extraordinary things, and helping companies tell their own stories better.