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Vol. X1, No. 2 — Summer-Fall 2015


From The Chairman, Ed Trippe...



Chairman continues on p. 2





Above and Beyond


As I sit down to write this message, I am reminded that the Pan Am Historical Foundation has been around for more than 20 years. During this time, the Foundation has changed and evolved. Our mission continues to be the preservation and celebration of the airline’s legacy. Worth noting is that this November marks the 80th anniversary of the first transpacific flight of the China Clipper. We have undertaken major projects – archiving the company’s historic records and memorabilia, supporting the creation of aviation exhibits and, increasingly important, providing archival resources for the aviation community. Our website, panam.org, has developed into an important domain for a growing audience of aviation enthusiasts interested in Pan Am history. We have also endeavored to serve as the ‘glue’ that keeps our members connected – through our newsletter, our website and support of the many events held around the globe. In this issue, you will read about the Irish Spring reunion scheduled for April 2016, and the World Wings International Convention to be held in Savannah, Georgia in October. Perhaps most important of all, the Foundation honors the many people



By John Marshall

ost Pan Amer’s, when they think about the IGS, as the Internal German Service was known, reflect on the unique feature of that one-of-a-kind operation. Set up by the mandate of the Potsdam Agreement, signed by the three victorious powers at the termination of World War II, the IGS was one of three similar operations set up to provide direct First Clipper Flight – Hamburg to Berlin and uninterrupted service prior to any scheduled departure. I was to Berlin after hostilities ended. By an unfortunate quirk, the demarcation lines looking forward to a fun day of flying, and to the tennis game I had scheduled that divided the conquered nation resulted in the placing of the former capital that afternoon. of the Third Reich over 150 miles into I climbed up the airstairs at the front the Soviet zone of occupation. Each of left entry door and entered the main the four occupying powers had a piece of cabin. The three stewardesses greeted Berlin. The United Kingdom and France me with the news that we were going each established their own air service to to be carrying a critically ill passenger and from Berlin from the west, and after to Dusseldorf for medical treatment the absorption of American Overseas Airlines by Pan Am, the task of providing that wasn’t available anywhere else in the country. The passenger was a very air service by the Americans fell to Pan prominent and influential citizen in American. Berlin and indeed in the country, and I was lucky enough to have been assigned to the IGS for several years. One was being afforded every advantage in the treatment of his affliction. I strolled flight that stands out took place on a back to the rear of the aircraft and saw sunny Sunday morning on a trip from Berlin to Dusseldorf. I was the first offi- that the rear five rows had been blocked cer. Like all of our skippers, the captain off and a curtain separated the section from the rest of the cabin. Just before that day was a wonderfully laid back the passengers boarded an ambulance individual, an exceptional airman, and rolled through the gate and up to the a great guy to fly with. We had flown rear airstairs. The patient was carefully together numerous times, and I always carried up the rear stairs and placed enjoyed our trips together. I strolled atop the folded down seats, with a docout to the Boeing 727 sitting gracetor and two nurses sitting with him in fully in the morning sun, rear stairs extended, which was just a bit unusual, the row just ahead of the curtain. as they were normally up and stowed IGS continues on page 2

Chairman from p.1 who made the company great. In this issue, retired Captain John Marshall tells about an unforgettable flight from Berlin for IGS. And, one of our ‘next generation members’, Carol Scowcroft (daughter of board member Dick Blair) tells what it was like to grow up in the Pan Am family. We also honor Captain Les Brissette who will celebrate his 100th birthday in September. The Foundation has also sponsored a series of tours to Cuba for members, family and friends, and I have been fortunate to have joined a number of the trips. It has been gratifying to bring Pan Am back to the country that holds such an historic significance for both Pan Am and Inter-Continental Hotels. The next trip to Havana is scheduled for October 26-31, following the World Wings Convention in Savannah. Another trip is scheduled for February 21-29, 2016. You can read more about both trips on our website. With so many changes coming to Cuba the Pan Am tours have been very timely and interesting to those who have joined us.

IGS from p.1 The rest of the boarding was routine, and we started engines and blocked out on schedule for the one hour and twenty minute flight to the Rhineland. It was a beautiful day for flying, and the trip was smooth as glass; we landed a few minutes ahead of schedule. This was before the installation of jetways at many airports, and we parked on the ramp and deplaned using a portable airstair. As we shut the engines down, from my seat I could see the ambulance parked off to the side waiting for the last of the passengers to deplane. Just then the patient’s doctor entered the cockpit; we could see that he was in a very agitated state. “Herr Flugkapitain,” he said, “We have a serious problem. My patient unfortunately has passed away while enroute to Dusseldorf, and the authorities are preparing 2

to disembark him here. This is a very serious problem for the family!” He clipped his sentences sharply, and his penetrating eyes were those of a man who was used to being obeyed. “It will create great hardship and expense for the family if he is left here. Can you possibly take him back to Berlin? We will leave the stretcher curtained off and quietly let him off in Berlin.” The station manager hovered in the background, insisting that this was strictly against regulations and Pan American would be severely sanctioned. The captain and I exchanged glances. “Well, doctor, I’m not sure we are permitted to do that. What do you think, John?” “I don’t have a problem with it. Your call, skipper,” I replied. He thought for a long moment, then turning to the doctor he said, “OK, we will do it. Do what you have to do to keep him aboard.” I thought the doctor was going to swoon with gratitude. The captain got out of his seat and strode quickly to the aft of the cabin to stop the unloading process. It was an interesting tableau, with the ambulance drivers poised at the top of the aft airstairs, and the doctor making himself a physical barrier in front of his patient, and the captain and I watching the whole proceedings. Finally, after much discussion the station manager and the medics deplaned and the passengers boarded. We closed up and departed for Berlin, each of us wondering just what awaited us when we returned. We landed at Tempelhof on schedule. Word of our unusual cargo had preceded us, and without fanfare our unfortunate passenger was offloaded. The skipper and I changed airplanes, and went off to our next trip. When we returned to Berlin after our day’s flying was done, we had filed the incident in the back of our minds as just another day in the IGS. The following morning, however, proved that yesterday was not as innocent as we thought. The same captain and I were paired again on this day, and when I checked in at Operations for the day’s trips I was told by the Opera-

tions Supervisor that my presence was requested in the Chief Pilot’s Office at once. When I walked into his office, I could see through the open door that the captain was already there. The secretary motioned me into the office with a bemused grin on her face. The Chief Pilot was a really good guy, like almost everyone in the IGS, but he reamed us out that morning. “What in blazes were you thinking?” he asked. “Do you have any idea how many rules and regulations you busted, to say nothing of the German laws?” He went on at great length about how we could be thrown in jail, and Pan American given a severe black eye. We both stood rigidly planted in front of his desk. The skipper finally spoke up. “Chief, it seemed like a humanitarian thing to do at the time.” There was a long pause. A small grin tickled at the corner of the Chief’s mouth. He reached into the pile of papers on his desk and handed us a copy of that day’s Berliner Zeitung, the local equivalent to the New York Daily News. We both knew enough German to see immediately that we were notorious…splashed across the front page was a banner story about the great good deed that had been done by Pan Am and its gallant pilots the day before, a detailed accounting of our escapade to Dusseldorf, and that the skipper and I, and Pan Am, were granted hero status. “Just don’t do it again,” the Chief said. “Now get the hell out of here!” Q

Retired Captain John Marshall joined Pan Am in 1964 in Berlin. After 11 years with IGS, he checked out as a 747 captain at JFK. Over the years, he was based in locations around the world. Returning to JFK as a captain, he flew the last 747 out of South America the day Pan Am ceased operations. He is a frequent contributor to ‘Airways’ magazine.



hat does your dad do?” As the sent to Bermuda to help out with the third of four children growlarge spring break crowd. This sounded ing up in the 1970’s, I was always proud like a great job and upon returning to answer that my dad worked for Pan home, dad applied, was hired and American World Airways. Growing up ultimately rose to Director of Passenger with Pan Am allowed our family of six Sales and Marketing for NY State & the opportunity to live an adventurous CT. Thirty-four and a half years, one life of travel that at the time was rare, exciting and very special. Always formally wife and four children later, we were all enriched and shaped by this hapdressed, we would These travels were seminal in my life and from a very penstance meeting. stand by young age I became keenly aware that my other friends Dad has a for our were not jetting down to the Caribbean or over to seats and great love of Europe for holiday, meeting other adventurous souls. travel, a cuoften all wind up riosity about in first class, an experience that truly felt people and their personal stories, and like royalty — caviar, tenderloin of beef a thirst for history and knowledge, so carved seat side, real silverware and lintravel with my dad was not a ‘lie on the ens, and the spiral staircase to the magical beach’ type of vacation. His motto was lounge. To this day, just seeing the Blue never to visit the same place twice, and Globe logo fills me with a sense of joy at every opportunity our family was and pride. Pan Am embodied worldliness, sophistication and a sense of duty to off to a new destination. These travels were seminal in my life and from a very represent our best side to the world. The young age I became keenly aware that extraordinary experience of travel with Pan Am shaped my core values as well as my other friends were not jetting down enhanced my appreciation and underto the Caribbean or over to Europe standing that the great variety of people for holiday, meeting other adventurand places that make up our wonderful ous souls. By the time I graduated world all share a common humanity. from high school in 1983 I had visited It’s no wonder my father, Dick Blair, and explored among other places; the went to work for Pan Am back in April Virgin Islands, Antigua and Jamaica, 1956. After spending four summers as Bermuda, Hawaii, Tenerife, London, an American Youth Hostel leader in the Rome, Madrid, Paris, parts of SwitzerUS and Europe, he embarked on an 18 land, Austria & Germany, Kenya and month sailing voyage circumnavigating South Africa — and I would go on as the globe on the Brigantine Yankee. a college junior abroad to Nepal, Tibet Along with 18 other non-sailors, under and China, and further honeymoon, the pioneering sea education tutelage by bicycle, the islands of Rarotonga, of Captain Irving Johnson and his wife New Zealand and Fiji. Needless to say, Exy, his taste for adventure and far family and travel have been the greataway destinations was piqued. In the est influence upon my life and my spring of 1955, the ship sailed into Ber- education. muda, the final port before returning The founding of Pan American to Gloucester, Mass. While there, dad World Airways and the pioneering bumped into a friend from Duke Uni- work on the birth of aviation is an versity, Cliff Cooke. In the basement important piece of our collective hisnightclub of the old Bermudiana Hotel tory as are the stories that were created the next chapter and ultimately the from these adventures. The stories of course of dad’s life, and consequently kindness from strangers, unplanned my life, was set. Cliff was in the Pan meetings of friends on the far side of Am training program and had been the world, escapes from danger and the

wonders of exploration compose the rich legacy of the Pan Am family and it is the important work of the Next Generation to record these in a dynamic and modern fashion. The other piece of our story is that I truly have never met a group of people who so loved the company they worked for or the people they worked with. It is a gift to be a part of Pan Am and an honor to help forge the legacy that will be left behind. I am grateful to Pan Am and to my father for creating this opportunity, as they say, “You Can’t Beat The Experience — Pan Am”. Q

Carol Blair Scowcroft is the mother of two grown sons and lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Gordon. She is the daughter of Dick Blair, Pan Am District Manager of Sales and Marketing for New York & Connecticut. 3

Savannah to Host World Wings Convention


OCTOBER 20-25, 2015

A Taste of Southern Hospitality in Georgia’s Oldest and Most Charming City


orld Wings International will hold its annual convention on October 22 – 25, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia. Promising ‘southern hospitality and world charm’, the three-day event includes a roster of noted speakers who will share their experiences and perspectives as members of the Pan Am family. All Pan Am Historical Foundation members are invited to attend. Hosted by the Savannah chapter of World Wings, the convention begins on a high note on Thursday with An Evening with Savannah Legends. Guests will gather on the picturesque Westin River Lawn where they will dine on Low Country cuisine and southern BBQ, mingling with Savanah characters and historical figures. On Friday morning, the Annual Meeting will be held for World Wings members. Keynote speaker will be Al Topping, PAHF board member and former Pan Am Director for South Vietnam and Cambodia. Marking the 40th anniversary of the last flight out of Saigon, Al will share his remembrances of this historic event that was chronicled in the movie, “Last Flight Out”. Purser Pamela Borgfeldt Taylor will also talk about how Flight Service participated in this final flight from Saigon. All guests at the Convention are invited to attend Al’s and Pamela’s look back on this historic event. In the afternoon, Becky Sprecher will present Flying into History, a riveting audiovisual presentation about our company’s proud legacy. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Becky, Ed Trippe, Al Topping and Pamela Borgfeldt Taylor. A variety of dining and entertainment options will be offered on Friday evening and can be found on the organization’s website. 4

The Pan Am clan will gather in April next year for an Irish Spring reunion in Limerick, Ireland. Hosted by Margaret O’Shaughnessy, Director of the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, the reunion is attracting Pan Amers, family and friends from around the globe. The Foynes Museum in county Limerick is the only aviation museum in Ireland and the only dedicated flying boat museum in the world. The museum houses an important chapter in Pan Am’s history and is an ideal venue for our upcoming reunion. Arrival date is scheduled for April 12, 2016 with registration beginning at 11:00 am at the Limerick Strand Hotel. A formal welcome will begin at 3:30 pm, followed by a series of informative workshops. A civic reception will be held that evening beginning at 5:00 pm. Attendees will be greeted by the Mayor of Limerick and feted with a buffet dinner and entertainment. The following day, April 13th, the group will travel by coach to the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum for a personal tour followed by lunch, Irish coffee, music and entertainment. A leisurely evening will include music and time to gather with old and new friends in the Terrace Bar at the Limerick Strand Hotel. On Thursday morning there will be a series of informative workshops and presentations focusing on Pan Am’s

The convention will conclude with the President’s Special Gala on Saturday evening. Guests will fly back to the 1960s for a nostalgic salute to Pan Am’s glamorous Jet Age. The incomparable Frank Abagnale will chronicle his highjinx adventures that included a stint as

pioneering history and the early days of the flying boats. In the afternoon, attendees can see the sights with optional visits to King John’s Castle or Hunt Museum. The highlight of the reunion will be a gala dinner on Thursday evening with guest of honor, Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. Museum Director Margaret O’Shaughnessy is organizing a fournight optional tour around Ireland following the reunion. The itinerary includes Killarney, Dingle and Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Bunratty, “all on the wild Atlantic way,” writes Margaret. The tour by luxury coach is with CIE Tours, Ireland’s top tour operator. Don Cooper, renowned reunion organizer, is helping to plan and promote the tour. He informs us that Captain Tommy Carroll will again be creating a CD about Pan Am life. Anyone wishing to submit a photo or comments about Pan Am life can contact him at [email protected] me.com. To sign up for the reunion or for more information, contact Margaret O’Shaughnessy at [email protected] All those interested are urged to sign up soon as space is limited. When the allotted 430 slots have been filled by paid registrants, a waiting list will be created. Don’t miss out on the Irish Spring reunion. Q

a “Pan Am pilot”. Guests are invited to wear vintage 1960s attire or chic Pan Am blue and white. Black tie optional. For more information or to register, visit the World Wings International website at www.worldwingsinternational.org. Q


1998 2011 2013 Pan Am Historical Foundation has had video. The latest version of the site is an Internet site – www.panam.org tailored to the evolution of a user base since 1994, when John Steele started a that is increasingly mobile. Early in voluntary effort to provide World Wide 2014, a companion site with special Web users with information about Pan content just for members, the PAHF American World Airways’ amazing hisMembers Center, was also launched. tory. In the process, he collected some These days, you can’t really just do wonderful historical stories and provided a website – you have to keep up with the Foundation an online presence that social media too. Another aspect of the helped build the organization. It was an online “world” is the almost ubiquitous impressive achievement and he did it all parallel universe of Facebook, Pinterwith very little assistance from anyone est, Twitter, and Instagram and other else, making time for the pro bono work in what was already a busy personal “apps” used by Pan Am community schedule. members, and people interested in Pan With time, it seemed appropriate to Am who may not already be Foundaevolve www.panam.org to recognize tion members. So there’s an important changes in Internet technology and to link between developing online content reflect more dynamic content. In 2011, for the Foundation’s website and manthe Foundation decided to avail itself aging social media channels and global of an offer from Doug Miller and his “fans” of all ages. Content for the webpartner Mimi Carruthers. Doug has a site is promoted using Facebook posts, background in historical documentary for example, where people can share films (particularly aviation history) and them with friends, and in turn, make had been fascinated by Pan Am’s woncomments. Now we’re beginning to derful history for many years. Mimi is see gains in traffic to the website which a professional librarian who has been could translate into more memberships delving into the technical mysteries of and support for the future of the Founonline technology (also finding Pan dation. Also, while we’re on the subject: Am an intriguing historical subject). Don’t forget to “like” Pan Am HistoriTogether they created a new PAHF cal Foundation’s Facebook page! And website that could be both an online be sure to follow us @panamhistory Pan Am resource, as well as a point of on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for connection for Foundation members other unique posts. and anyone else wishing to know more Keeping up with current Internet about “The World’s Most Experienced technology also keeps the site secure, Airline.” which is essential given some of the Their original effort is now in its “Wild West” aspects of the Web. third iteration, reflecting changes in Operating securely, the site now has web technology as well as ongoing easy-to-use tools for online memberrefinement of the Foundation’s mission ship renewal and sign-up, as well as for and includes many more images and donations.


The website also offers an exciting and easy shopping option that benefits the Pan Am Historical Foundation when you make purchases on Amazon. Using the “AmazonSmile” service, shoppers can make online purchases via Amazon, from which a small percentage is donated back to the Foundation at no extra cost to the buyer. You just have to click on the “smile. amazon.com” widget at the bottom of any page on www.panam.org or the PAHF Members Center site to begin shopping. Every Foundation member for whom we have a valid up-to-date email address gets a timely email with a link to the Pan Am Historical Foundation’s Members’ Center Website where you’ll find the latest Clipper Newsletter. You’ll find content there not available anywhere else: an archive of all past Foundation Clipper Newsletters, special enhanced content to augment Clipper articles, as well as new audio and video provided especially for Foundation members. As we move forward, our goal is to distribute the Clipper primarily via email. This move can save the Foundation significant expense for printing and mailing. You can email Membership Director Emilia DeGeer at [email protected] metrodisc.com with your email address, and begin a whole new online Pan Am experience! Q


Clipper Pilot Les Brissette Celebrates 100th Birthday By Pat MacKay Pat MacKay, daughter of Clipper Pilot Tom MacKay, has known Les since her first trip to Berlin in 1958. Tom and Les first met during WWII in a layover barracks on the Africa routes and always stayed close. Tom went on to follow Les to Panama and then to Berlin. Tom retired flying the 747s out of LAX in 1980.


eptember 29, 2015 marks the 100th birthday of Captain Leslie C. Brissette. Always sunny and optimistic, Les has a funny rejoinder ready for any question or quip. He goes armed with a pocket full of jokes to keep any crowd laughing -whether it’s the churchgoing ladies or the bridge playing guys. He’s the toast of the dining room at the Vi at La Jolla where he moved about 5 years ago. Who can resist the charm of a Sky God bearing bottles of carefully curated wine to dinner? Great way to make friends! Born and brought up on a farm in Saranac, New York, Les declares that he “didn’t see much future in farming and it sure wasn’t paying” so he took a temporary Civil Service job with the 1940 census. With WWII on the horizon, the government set up seven “free” flight training schools around the country and Les was assigned to what he refers as “Parkersburg, West-By-God Virginia” and started training on the UPF 7. “Very maneuverable” he recalls. Then he transferred to Northeastern’s flight school in Burlington Vermont where PAA came recruiting. Next stop, 4th officer on the Flying Boats out of Miami (where he claims his job was sorting US Mail) , then the Boats out of La Guardia to Lisbon. Back to Miami, on to Panama and then to the IGS.


Like many of the IGS pioneers he and his family started out living in England but ultimately moved to Berlin where he retired in 1975. Then, Les and his wife Lilo began a new career of adventures. It included 270,000 miles in a mobile home, residences around the country and a ranch in Colorado before they settled down in the San Diego area favored by many of the pioneer pilot crew. He stays in regular touch with a number of the old PAA gang including Dewy Hoffman, John Bell, Bill Box, Bill Nash, Richie Stewart,

widow of Charlie Stewart, and Gudy Barnholt, widow of Barney Barnholt. Comfortably ensconced at the Vi in La Jolla, Les goes out for lunch most days and keeps them laughing in the dining room in the evening. Family, friend — and with a bit of luck some of the PAA gang — are planning a series of celebrations of Les’ first triple digit birthday. With his trademark sense of humor, Les attributes his longevity to a diet of “beer and bacon on a daily basis.” Q

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How You Can Help Preserve the Pan Am Story By Bob Gandt


ere’s a terrific — and painless —way you can help secure the future of PAHF. Include a bequest in your will or trust. And what, you may ask, is a bequest? It’s a gift of assets from your estate upon your death. Your gift can be in any amount, or a percentage of your estate. Your bequest can be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose. A bequest makes sense because you retain control of your assets during your lifetime, and you can modify your bequest any time you choose. You do it like this: Simply include language in your will that names the PAHF as a beneficiary. Here’s a sample clause:

I give, devise, and bequeath to The Pan Am Historical Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational foundation, the sum of $________ (or a percentage of your estate), for the benefit of the Pan Am Historical Foundation and its general purposes.

Another way to make a bequest— and receive a tax break—is called a charitable remainder trust. It works like this: After you transfer the assets you wish to donate into your charitable remainder trust, you may continue to receive income from those assets during your lifetime. And even though the assets don’t transfer to PAHF until your death, you receive the tax deduction now. It’s a win-win. Sound complicated? It’s not really, but we recommend you seek professional guidance in setting up the trust. And though we hope you inform the Foundation of your gift, it’s not a requirement. Please consider a bequest or trust. With your help, the Pan Am legacy will live on for future generations. Q

WE THANK OUR MANY SUPPORTERS AND WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS LLIFETIME MEMBERSHIP Masako Baba John C Barbery Diane Barrett 2015 Henry W Beardsley Dick Blair Robert Wallace Blake Fredric R Bocceri David Boudreau Barbara Brown Donald E Burns Robert J Byrne Jean C Carroll Thomas W Carroll James S Chadwick Kathleen M Clair Daniel A Colussy Clifton N Cooke Roger Cooke Donald E Cooper Charles D Cutting Rosemarie Doerr George Doubleday II Doug Douglass Benjamin F Edwards Beverly Fitzpatrick Shaun F Fitzpatrick Nancy Hult Ganis Margie E Gewirtz Gerald L Gitner Fred A Graber George B E Hambleton

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William R Rose John K Runnette Pete Runnette Allison F Sanford Maricruz P Sawaya 2015 Penelope Scambly Schott Mrs. Paul C Sheeline Gail Z Siegel 2015 Page W Smith Mrs R. Dixon Speas John R Steele Marianne Steer Thomas J Stone Alvin Topiol Edward S Trippe Charles W Trippe Sr Richard Urmston T E Van Note Diane Vanderzanden James W Vaughn Craig W Waldvogel Cris Wasiak Roberta Weingarten Ann Whyte Beth M Wilkins Akiyoshi Yonehara 2015 Terry Yuen James A Zockoll 2015 James F Zockoll 2015 Steven Zockoll 2015 BENEFACTORS John Ferrari Peter M Leslie 2014-15

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Pamela Freytag Don Funk 2014-15 Ralph Goldberg 2014-15 Daniel W Harris 2014-15 Robert B Hicks Leonard L Johnson 2014-15 Louise/Josh Kling Choy H Lewis George A Macdonald 2014-15 Judith A Mall David A McCauley 2014-15 Jean McCormick Robert C McGrory 2014-15 Ginny McKillop 2014-15 Inger S Mejean Henry L Meloan 2014-15 Henry Michaelis 2014-15 Susan E Mittelkauf 2014-15 Betty Moulthrop 2014-15 Allan R Moulton III Thomas L Murray 2014-15 Elie Nicoletta Anne-Marie Olympios Fred H. Parkin Georgena Pasquinelli 2014-15 Angelo T Patterson 2014-15 James E Potter 2014-15 Marina I Reagan Kathy Crane Reilly 2015 Sabine Schwarz Renard Marianne Schumacher 2015 Arthur Schwarz 2014-15 Graeme E Seaton 2014-15 T B Sheehan 2014-15

Carol Bowlin Smith Dennis A Smith Paul A Taipale 2014-15 Kristie/Bob Thorson Alfred R Thort 2014-15 Lynne Tondorf 2014-15 Steff/Stacy Trippe Jocelyne Tufts 2014-15 Matthew C Tully C G Vlahakis 2014-15 Thomas L Wallace 2014-15 NEW MEMBERS Fay Allison Diane Baker Betty Ball John Ferrari George F Giampetro Jan Kish Gayle Larson Karen Untied Hillman Laura Hoffman Lynn McIver Margaret Morgan Guy Noffsinger Hamilton F Potter III Rhodonna W Poulson Jaqueline Robertson-Kitchell Mary Ann Ryerson Jim Scott Philip Smyth Charles W Trippe Jr


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Edward S. Trippe Chairman C.W. Runnette President Virginia McKillop Treasurer Charles Trippe, Jr. Secretary

VICE PRESIDENT REGIONAL DIRECTOR COMMITTEE CHAIR Richard Blair Memberhip & Marketing Director, Europe and Atlantic John H. Hill Museums & Exhibits Jeffrey Kriendler Communications Darlene Carver Laster Director, Asia and Pacific


Pan Am Returns to Cuba In 1927, Pan American World Airways completed its inaugural flight from Key West to Havana. Eightyeight years later we return with a series of tours specially designed for the Pan Am Historical Foundation. There couldn’t be a more exciting time to visit Cuba or a better way to see all that this country offers. The series has proven to be very popular with new dates and itineraries announced for the coming months. These include: Exploring Havana October 26 – 31, 2015 Legacies & Landscapes February 21-29, 2016 Visit www.panam.org for complete itineraries and reservation forms.

John P. McGhee Director, Western U.S. and Alaska Lilian A. Walby Archives & Memorabilia Director, Latin America and Caribbean

DIRECTOR AT LARGE George Doubleday II Robert Gandt Peter M. Leslie Ron Marasco Ruth Maron Doug Miller Allan H. Topping Charles W. Trippe

Mary Goshgarian Memorial Service By Al Topping On July 11, almost 60 former Pan Amers and friends gathered at the Pan Am International Flight Academy to pay tribute to Mary Goshgarian who passed away on March 9, 2015 at the age of 92. A plaque was presented to Mary’s nephew, JP Goshgarian and his family. The plaque said in part “she spent more than 20 years as a volunteer / manager at the store and enjoyed every moment. Pan Am memorabilia was something that brought her great joy as she shared her passion, in a very special way, for the company she loved.”

All of the current AWARE Store volunteers were also on hand. When next you visit the Store the plaque will be on display for all to see.

A profile on Mary Goshgarian, Miami Clipper Club Skipper, appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Clipper.

Charles W. Trippe, Jr. CLIPPER EDITOR Ruth Maron [email protected] Website www.panam.org Archives www.library.miami.edu/ archives/panam/pan.html

Volunteers pictured L/R are: Kathy Diossey, Sybille Holder, Betsy Leder, Heike Greenwood, Ron Poggio

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