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Pan American Airways - Fleet List and Airframe Histories - The Early Days

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Last Update: 31 May 2014

The following database is organized by the era in which the aircraft was operated, the aircraft type and the registration number. Although it generally follows the time line of Pan Am, it is not intended to be a chronological list of aircraft acquisitions.


The Early Birds - Odds and Ends

1654, Fairchild FC-2, notes: Not actually owned by Pan Am, but rather by West Indian Aerial Express. This Fairchild FC-2 was named La Nina, and piloted by Cy Caldwell, when it was chartered by Pan Am to fly its first bags of airmail from Key West to Havana - 19 October 1927. It is presumed that this FC-2 went to Pan Am went it purchased West Indian Aerial Express on 20 September 1928. However, the ultimate fate of this Fairchild FC-2 is not known.

1612 (also NC1612), Keystone Pathfinder, notes: C/n 3137, originally delivered to Davis and Wooster as a Keystone K-47 - named American Legion, with the registration NX-179 - for a trans-Atlantic flight attempt, however it crashed on test flight. Rebuilt this Keystone Pathfinder - now designated K-47A - went to West Indian Aerial Express - as NC1612, then to Pan Am on 20 September 1928. Named the Santa Maria, it was sold in 1929. Later, in 1930, this Pathfinder was noted in the fleet of Mexicana, with the registration X-ABCQ. There is a photo of the Pathfinder, which was assigned the Mexican fleet number 64, in the Mexicana hangar at Veracruz, Mexico. The aircraft was later sold to a private individual, after which its history becomes vague, and the ultimate fate of the airframe is not known. Thanks to Senor Fernando Morlet Becerrill, at the Museo de Aviacion Mexicana (2009).

Lincoln Standard, notes: C/n ?, this aircraft was operated by Compania Mexicana de Transportacion, which was bought out by Compania Mexicana de Aviacion in the mid-1920s. It appears that at least one Lincoln Standard was still being operated when Pan Am bought the company on 23 January 1929. The fate of this Lincoln Standard is not known.

NX 236Y, Northrop Delta 1B, notes: C/n 4, this Northrop Delta 1B was built in July 1933, purchased by Pan Am on 19 August 1933, and approved for export to Mexico. It was to be delivered to Aerovias Centrales, and carried the Mexican registration X-ABED. One source indicates that this Northrop Delta 1B crashed on its delivery flight, and the airframe was written off. Another source lists the date of the crash as 5 May 1934, stating that this Northrop Delta 1B was actually operated on the Los Angeles to Mexico City section.

NC21111, Stinson SR-10F Reliant, C/n ?, notes: Assigned to Pacific Alaska Airways. This bird crashed sometime in the late 1930s or early 1940s. The airframe was salvaged, but its ultimate fate is not known. In April 2014, Scott Anderson dropped us a note about this aircraft: More on Pan American/Pacific Alaska Airways Stinson Reliant, NC-21111 - In the Alaska State Library Digital Archives are two boxes of typed index cards titled "Juneau Historical Files - Subjects, 1890's-1950's" which were compiled by a man named Lloyd H. Byers. Apparently he collected information from newspapers, word of mouth and goodness knows where to compile a very thorough record of historical tidbits. In a section titled "Planes"... and in that section, on card 35, is the following information on NC-21111: "3/27/1939 Pac. Alaska Airways $28,000 Stinson plane, pilot Ralph Savory, cracked up at Talketna (Takotna) with pass. Charlie Goldstein and B.F. Kane. All unhurt! 3/29/1939 Charles Goldstein tells of plane crackup here. Turned over and badly damaged. Wings broken off, etc." Thanks very much Scott.


Fokker F-VIIa/3m

NC 53, Fokker F-VIIa/3m, notes: C/n 703, delivered on 30 September 1927, and named the General Machado. This Fokker F-VIIa/3m ditched and sank in the Gulf of Mexico on 15 August 1928.

NC 3314, Fokker F-VIIa/3m, notes: C/n 612, delivered on 30 September 1927, and named the General New. Assigned the radio call KHFB, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFBY. This Fokker F-VII/3m was transferred to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion and finally sold on 1 April 1932. The fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 5192, Fokker F-VIIa/3m, notes: C/n 614, delivered on 31 August 1928. Not named. Assigned the radio call KHFC, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFCX. This Fokker F-VII/3m was transferred to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion and later crashed on 21 April 1930. The airframe was presumably written off.


Fokker F-10A

NC 147H, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1041, delivered to Pan Am on 11 July 1929. Assigned the radio call KHFE, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFEV. Pan Am assigned this Fokker F-10A to Boston-Maine Airways in 1931, and later sold it to Transamerican Airlines on 5 October 1931. The fate of this Fokker F-10A is not known.

NC 231E, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1014, delivered to Pan Am 31 January 1929. Assigned the radio call KHAU, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFAUF. Pan Am assigned this Fokker F-10A to Aerovias Centrales, registered X-ABEA. This Fokker F-10A crashed at Leon on 24 November 1933. The airframe was presumably written off.

NC 395E, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1016, delivered to Pan Am on 31 January 1929. Assigned the radio call KHAW, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHAWD. Pan Am assigned this Fokker F-10A to Aerovias Centrales, registered X-ABEB. Sources indicate that it was operated until 1933. The fate of this Fokker F-10A is not known.

NC 396E, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1018, delivered to Pan Am on 1 February 1929. Assigned the radio call KHAX, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFAXC. Pan Am assigned this Fokker F-10A to Aerovias Centrales, registered X-ABEC. This Fokker F-10A was reportedly scrapped in 1932.

NC 454E, Fokker F-10A, noted: C/n 1022, delivered to Pan Am on 1 February 1929. Assigned the radio call KHAE, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFAEV. Pan Am assigned this Fokker F-10A to Aerovias Centrales, registered X-ABED. This Fokker F-10A was reportedly scrapped in 1933.

NC 810H, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1049, delivered to Pan Am on 27 June 1929. Assigned the radio call KHFD, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFDW. This Fokker F-10A was written off during a hurricane in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in November 1930.

NC 811H, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1050, delivered to Pan Am on 11 July 1929. Assigned the radio call KHFF, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFFU. Pan Am assigned this Fokker F-10A to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered X-ABCR. This aircraft crashed at Miami, Florida on 7 August 1931. This Fokker F-10A was presumably written off.

NC 812H, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1051, delivered to Pan Am on 16 August 1929. Assigned the radio call KHFH, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFHS. Pan Am assigned this Fokker F-10A to Boston-Maine Airways in 1931, and later sold it to Transamerican Airlines on 5 October 1931. This Fokker F-10A was written off in a crash on 8 February 1932, at Detroit, Michigan.

NC813H, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1052, delivered to Pan Am on 26 June 1929. Assigned the radio call KHFJ, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFJQ. Pan Am assigned this Fokker F-10A to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered X-ABCT. It was later retired in 1935. The fate of this Fokker F-10A is not known.

NC 814H, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1053, delivered to Pan Am on 16 August 1929. Assigned the radio call KHFI, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHFIR. Pan Am assigned this Fokker F-10A to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered X-ABCS. This aircraft crashed at Irapuato on 27 September 1934. This Fokker F-10A was presumably written off.

NC 9700, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1010, delivered to Pan Am on 21 December 1928. Pan Am named this Fokker F-10A Christopher Columbus. It crashed in 13 June 1929, at Santiago, Cuba, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 9701, Fokker F-10A, notes: C/n 1012, delivered to Pan Am on 31 December 1928. Assigned the radio call KHAO, which was changed on 1 April 1930, to KHAOL. This Fokker F-10A was later scrapped in May 1933.


Fokker Super Universal

NC 9786, Fokker Super Universal, notes: C/n ?, delivered to Pan Am on 31 May 1929. Pan Am operated this Fokker Super Universal in Brazil. This aircraft was reported sunk and the airframe was written off.

Registration ?, Fokker Super Universal, notes: C/n 828, delivered to Pan Am on 10 April 1931. Pan Am assigned this Fokker Super Universal to SCADTA. This aircraft crashed on 15 December 1932, at Bogota, Colombia, and the airframe was presumably written off.

Registration ?, Fokker Super Universal, notes: C/n 880, delivered to Pan Am on 13 October 1932. Pan Am assigned this Fokker Super Universal to Aerovias Centrales, and later to SCADTA. It reportedly crashed on 31 October 1934. This Fokker Super Universal was presumably written off.


Fairchild Aircraft - All Types (Land Planes)

NC 119H, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 657, delivered to Pan Am on ?. Pan Am assigned this Fairchild 71 to Aerovias Centrales in Mexico, then to Alaska in November 1932. The fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 142H, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 659, delivered to Pan Am in 1934. Pan Am operated this Fairchild 71 in Alaska, before it was retired in 1936. The fate of this Fairchild 71 is not known.

NC 153H, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 666, originally operated by Alaska Airways, then to Pan Am on 1 September 1930. Pan Am operated this Fairchild 71 in Alaska. This aircraft crashed in February 1934, and the airframe was presumably written of

NC 154H, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 667, originally operated by Alaska Airways, then to Pan Am on 1 September 1930. Pan Am operated this Fairchild 71 in Alaska. This aircraft was retired in 1934. The fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 155H, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 663, originally operated by Canadian Colonial Airways, registered CF-AJK, then to Alaska Airways, and finally to Pan Am on 1 September 1930. Pan Am operated this Fairchild 71 in Alaska. This aircraft was retired in 1935. The ultimate fate of this Fairchild 71 is not known.

NC 737N, Fairchild 100B, C/n 6701, delivered to Pan Am on ?, operated in Alaska. The fate of this Fairchild 100B is not known.

NC 742N, Fairchild 100B, C/n 6706, delivered to Pan Am on ?, operated in Alaska. The fate of this Fairchild 100B is not known.

NC 733N, Fairchild 100B, C/n ?, delivered to Pan Am on ?, operated in Alaska. The fate of this Fairchild 100B is not known.

NC 998, Fairchild FC-2, notes: C/n 9, originally delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion in August 1927, registered M-SCOE, then later as X-ABCL. Named the Cuidad de Mexico, this Fairchild FC-2 went to Pan Am as NC 998, and was finally retired in 1933. The fate of this Fairchild FC-2 is not known.

NC 3172, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 611, originally registered as X-ABCJ, and delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion on 7 March 1930. This Fairchild 71 was sold in 1933. The fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 3432, Fairchild FC-2, notes: C/n 30, originally delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion in October 1927, registered M-SCOY, then later as X-ABCM. Named the Cuidad de Veracruz, this Fairchild FC-2 went to Pan Am as NC 3432, and was finally retired in 1933. The fate of this Fairchild FC-2 is not known.

NC 3899, Fairchild FC-2, notes: C/n 41, originally delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion in December 1927, registered M-SCOH, then later as X-ABCN. Not named, this Fairchild FC-2 went to Pan Am as NC 3899. The fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 5369, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n ?, this aircraft was originally built as a Fairchild 51, and delivered to Pacific International Airways, and then to Pan Am on 15 October 1930. It remained in Alaska. Sources indicate that this Fairchild 71 was scrapped in December 1932.

NC 6803, Fairchild FC-2, notes: C/n 143, originally delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion in May 1928, registered as M-SCOZ, then later as X-ABCO. Named the Cuidad de Merida, this Fairchild FC-2 went to Pan Am as NC 6803, and was finally retired in 1933. The ultimate fate of this Fairchild FC-2 is not known.

NC 6853, Fairchild FC-2, notes: C/n 139, delivered to Pan Am on 25 February 1929. Pan Am assigned this Fairchild FC-2 to PANAGRA, with the fleet number P1. This Fairchild FC-2 is currently in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC.

NC 8026, Fairchild FC-2W2, notes: C/n 519, delivered to Pan Am on 25 February 1929. Pan Am assigned this Fairchild FC-2W2 to PANAGRA, with the fleet number P2. It crashed in Chile in February 1931, and was presumably written off.

NC 8039, Fairchild FC-2W2, notes: C/n 529, delivered to Pan Am in March 1929. Pan Am assigned this Fairchild FC-2W2 to PANAGRA, with the fleet number P5. The fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 9170, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 642, originally operated in Canada, registered C-9170, then to Alaska Airways, and finally to Pan Am on 1 September 1930. This Fairchild 71 crashed at Eagle on 6 January 1934, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 9172, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 644, originally operated in Canada, registered C-9172, then to Alaska Airways, and finally to Pan Am on 1 September 1930. This Fairchild 71 crashed in November 1933, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 9709, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 601, originally registered as X-ABCK, and delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion on 28 August 1929. Pan Am transferred this Fairchild 71 to Aerovias Centrales on 9 December 1932, as X-ABEE. It was later transferred to Alaska in 1936. The ultimate fate of this Fairchild 71 is not known.

NC 9715, Fairchild FC-2W2, notes: C/n 532, delivered to Pan Am on 25 February 1929. Pan Am assigned this Fairchild FC-2W2 to PANAGRA, with the fleet number P4. The airframe was later sold to the Peruvian government in October 1932. The ultimate fate of this Fairchild FC-2W2 is not known.

NC 9723, Fairchild FC-2W2, notes: C/n 527, delivered to Pan Am on 25 February 1929. Pan Am assigned this Fairchild FC-2W2 to PANAGRA, with the fleet number P3. It crashed in March 1932, at Mendoza, and presumably written off.

NC 9726, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 602, originally registered as X-ABCF, and delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion on 31 January 1929. This Fairchild 71 crashed in Panama on 29 June 1929. The airframe was presumably written off.

NC 9727, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 603, originally registered as X-ABCI, and delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion in March 1929. This Fairchild 71 was transferred to Aerovias Centrales on 24 April 1933, as X-ABEF. This aircraft is currently in airworthy condition, and in a museum at Creve Coeur, Missouri, registered as N9727 - NC9727 (2008).

NC 9737, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 606, originally registered as X-ABCG, and delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion on 10 August 1930. This Fairchild 71 crashed on 14 August 1930, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 9745, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 611, originally operated in Canada, registered C-9745, then to Alaska Airways, and finally to Pan Am on 1 September 1930. This Fairchild 71 was retired in 1936. The ultimate fate of this Fairchild 71 is not known.

NC 9765, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to Pacific International Airways, then to Pan Am on 15 October 1930. This Fairchild 71 remained in Alaska. It later crashed on 2 September 1933, at Livengood, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 9777, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 618, originally registered as X-ABCH, and delivered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion in April 1929. Pan Am transferred this Fairchild 71 to Alaska in 1933. The ultimate fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 9798, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 619, delivered to Pan Am in March 1929. Pan Am assigned this Fairchild 71to PANAGRA, with the fleet number P6. The ultimate fate of this Fairchild 71 is not known.

NC 10623, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 647, originally operated in Canada, registered C-9198, then to Pan Am on 15 October 1930. Pan Am retired this Fairchild 71 in 1936. The ultimate fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 10624, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 648, originally operated in Canada, registered C-9199, then to Pan Am on 15 October 1930. Pan Am reportedly scrapped this Fairchild 71 in 1933.

NC 13174, Fairchild 71, notes: C/n 800, delivered to Pan Am on ?, and operated in Central America, then in December 1932 it was transferred to Alaska. The fate ultimate fate of this Fairchild 71 is not known.


Sikorsky S-36, S-38 and S-38A

NC 3699, Sikorsky S-36, notes: C/n ?, delivered to Pan Am on 7 December 1927. The Sikorsky S-36 was found not to be satisfactory and this airframe was returned to Sikorsky in February 1928. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-36 is not known.

NC 5933, Sikorsky S-38 Prototype, notes: C/n 14A, originally delivered to NYRBA in July 1928, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. This Sikorsky S-38 crashed and sank, only to be salvaged and then scrapped on 7 October 1931.

NC 8000, Sikorsky S-38A, notes: C/n 14-1, delivered to Pan Am on 31 October 1928. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division, where it flew Pan Am's first S-38 run on 31 October 1928. The fate ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 8020, Sikorsky S-38A, notes: C/n 14-4, delivered to Pan Am on 30 December 1929. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. It was reportedly damaged and written off the same day it was delivered. Also, this Sikorsky S-38 was reportedly scrapped by Pan Am in May 1933.

NC 8044, Sikorsky S-38A, notes: C/n 14-10, delivered to Pan Am on 31 December 1928. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. It was damaged and written off on 26 May 1933.


Sikorsky S-38B

NC 3V, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 314-7, originally operated by the Pratt & Whitney company, then to Pan Am on 27 August 1934. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to SCADTA, and registered as C-47. The S-38B was named Olaya Herrrera. The fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 16V, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 314-20, delivered to Pan Am on 8 May 1933. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to China National Airways Corporation. It crashed on 24 November 1933, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 17V, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 414-8, delivered to Pan Am on 8 May 1933. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to China National Airways Corporation. It crashed on 10 April 1934, at Hangchow, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 18V, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 414-9, delivered to Pan Am in April 1933. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to PANAGRA. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 19V, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 414-10, delivered to Pan Am in April 1933. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to PANAGRA. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 21V, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 414-12, delivered to Pan Am in 1934. This Sikorsky S-38 was reported destroyed in Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida on 11 December 1941.

NC 22V, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 414-13, delivered to Pan Am in February 1933. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to PANAGRA. Named San Blas. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 40V, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: 514-4, originally owned by Sikorsky, then to Pan Am on 3 November 1933. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to China National Airways Corporation. The aircraft was destroyed on 13 August 1935, at Hankow, and was presumably written off.

NC 73K, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-4, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am eventually transferred this Sikorsky S-38 to Panair do Brasil. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 74K, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-5, originally delivered to an unknown owner, then to Pan Am in March 1931. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 75K, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-6, originally delivered to Pan Am on 28 August 1929. Pan Am transferred this Sikorsky S-38 to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAM. It crashed in 1938, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 113M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-9, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. This Sikorsky S-38 was stolen at Rio de Janeiro on 25 September 1932, and later crashed. The airframe was presumably written off.

NC 142M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-13, delivered to Pan Am on 16 September 1929. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 143M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-14, originally owned by two previous operators, then to Pan Am in 1934. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 144M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-15, delivered to Pan Am on 30 September 1929. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to PANAGRA. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 145M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-16, delivered to Pan Am on 10 October 1929. Pan Am transferred this Sikorsky S-38 to Uraba, Medellin and Central Airways. It was named Marichu. It was later transferred to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAL. This Sikorsky S-38 crashed in 1933, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 146M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-17, delivered to Pan Am on 16 October 1929. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 197H, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-1, delivered to Pan Am on 16 August 1929. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky 3-38 in the Caribbean Division. It crashed on 19 September 1929, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 300N, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-18, delivered to Pan Am on 22 October 1929. This Sikorsky S-38 was operated by PANAGRA, then transferred to SCADTA, registered as C-50. This S-38B was named Vasquez Cobo, and was written off in an accident on 6 August 1936.

NC 301N, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-19, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1920. Pan Am then transferred this Sikorsky S-38 to SCADTA and registered as C-52. This S-38B was named Guillermo Valencia. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 302N, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 214-20, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. This Sikorsky S-38 was reportedly scrapped in December 1930.

NC 304N, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 414-2, delivered to Pan Am on 11 December 1929. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. It then went to Panair do Brasil in 1931, registered as PP-PAK. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 306N, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 414-4, delivered to Pan Am on 22 November 1929. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to PANAGRA. This aircraft crashed in Ecuador on 7 February 1931, and was presumably written off.

NC 308N, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 414-6, originally delivered to NYRBA, and operated by NYRBA do Brasil. This Sikorsky S-38 then went to Pan Am on 15 September 1930, and operated by Panair do Brasil, registered as PP-PAB. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 309N, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 414-7, delivered to Pan Am on 22 January 1930. This Sikorsky S-38 was operated in the Canal Zone, Panama. It was then transferred to SCADTA, and registered as C-49. This S-38B later crashed in April 1931, and was presumably written off.

NC 943M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 314-1, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am transferred this Sikorsky S-38 to Uraba, Medellin and Central Airways. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 944M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 314-2, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am transferred this Sikorsky S-38 to New York Airways on 26 May 1931. It crashed on 14 June 1932, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 945M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 314-3, delivered to Pan Am on 16 January 1930. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-38 to PANAGRA. Named San Juan. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 946M, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 314-4, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. This airframe was reportedly scrapped in 1933.

NC 9107, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 114-6, delivered to Pan Am on 7 May 1929. Operated in the Caribbean Division. Transferred to SCADTA and named the Von Krohn. Crashed and was written off on 10 March 1934.

NC 9137, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 114-9R, delivered to Pan Am on 30 June 1929. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 9151, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 114-10, delivered to Pan Am on 7 May 1929. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 9775, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 114-2, delivered to Pan Am on 25 April 1929. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.

NC 9776, Sikorsky S-38B, notes: C/n 114-3, delivered to Pan Am on 19 May 1929. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-38 in the Caribbean Division. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-38 is not known.


Sikorsky S-41

NC 3V, Sikorsky S-41, notes: C/n ?, delivered to Pan Am on 27 August 1929. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-41 to SCADTA. Named Alfonso Lopez, it crashed at Barranquilla on 14 February 1936. This Sikorsky S-41 was presumably written off.

NC 41V, Sikorsky S-41, notes: C/n 1100, delivered to Pan Am on 26 September 1930. Pan Am assigned this Sikorsky S-41 to the Caribbean Division. Later, this aircraft was transferred to Boston-Maine Airways. It crashed in Massachusetts Bay on 27 August 1931. The airframe was recovered and rebuilt, reportedly flying until 1941. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-41 is not known.

NC 784Y, Sikorsky S-41, notes: C/n 1105, delivered to Pan Am 0n 31 July 1931. Pan Am assigned to Boston-Maine Airways and operated it until 1938. The fate of this Sikorsky S-41 is not known.


Loening Air Yacht

NC 8042, Loening Air Yacht C-W, notes: C/n 210, delivered to Pan Am in 1928. Pan Am assigned this Loening Air Yacht to the West Indies. It crashed at San Juan, Puerto Rico on 29 October 1928, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 9703, Loening Air Yacht C 2-C, notes: C/n 213, delivered to Pan Am in 1929. Pan Am sold this Loening Air Yacht on 29 November 1929. The fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 9713, Loening Air Yacht C 2-C, notes: C/n 214, delivered to Pan Am in 1929. Pan Am assigned this Loening Air Yacht to Central America. It crashed at San Jose, Costa Rica in 1929, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 9717, Loening Air Yacht C 2-C, notes: C/n 215, delivered to Pan Am in 1929. Pan Am assigned this Loening Air Yacht to Peruvian Airways on 1 July 1930. It was later assigned to PANAGRA. This Loening Air Yacht was written off on 3 April 1932, at Montevideo.


Consolidated Commodore

NC 658M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 2, originally delivered to NYRBA, named Rio de Janeiro. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Commodore to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAA. It was retired in 1932. The ultimate fate of this Consolidated Commodore is not known.

NC 659M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 3, originally delivered to NYRBA, named Havana. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Commodore to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAO. It was operated until 1935. The ultimate fate of this Consolidated Commodore is not known.

NC 660M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 4, originally delivered to NYRBA, named Cuba. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. This Consolidated Commodore was destroyed at Miami, Florida in 1935, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 661M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 5, originally delivered to NYRBA, named New York, and alternately as Santos. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Commodore to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAE. It was retired in 1940. The ultimate fate of this Consolidated Commodore is not known.

NC 662M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 6, originally delivered to NYRBA, named Uruguay, and alternately as Sao Paulo. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Commodore to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAG. It was reportedly sold to the Brazilian military - named Manaus - in 1944. The ultimate fate of this Consolidated Commodore is not known.

NC 663M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 7, originally delivered to NYRBA, named Trinidad. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am then transferred this Consolidated Commodore to China in 1937. The ultimate fate of this Consolidated Commodore is not known.

NC 664M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 8, originally delivered to NYRBA, named Puerto Rico. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pam Am sold this Consolidated Commodore in 1937. The next several years of use for this Commodore are a bit obscure, but by 1942, it was apparently flying a military contract. During a refueling stop on a lake in British Columbia, a fuel spill resulted in a fire. The aircraft burned and sank. Rumors had it that the aircraft was carrying a large quantity of rum, along with a military payroll, and as such, a few salvage attempts have been mounted. Over the years a few bits and pieces have been recovered. As of August 2012, a more formal salvage attempt is planned, with the airframe going to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

NC 665M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 9, originally delivered to NYRBA, named Argentina. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Commodore to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAH. It then went to China in 1937. The ultimate fate of this Consolidated Commodore is not known.

NC 666M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 10, originally delivered to NYRBA, named Miami. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930 Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Commodore to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAI. It later reportedly went to an Argentine operator, registered R-ACWT, then to the Brazilian military as Belem, in 1941. The ultimate fate of this Consolidated Commodore is not known.

NC 667M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 11, originally delivered to NYRBA, apparently not named. This Consolidated Commodore went to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. It later went to Bahamas Airways, registered VP-BAA, in 1949. The ultimate fate of this Consolidated Commodore is not known.

NC 668M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 12, delivered to Pan Am. This Consolidated Commodore crashed on 24 September 1943, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 669M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 13, delivered to Pan Am. This Consolidated Commodore was scrapped in 1948.

NC 670M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 14, delivered to Pan Am. This Consolidated Commodore was scrapped in 1948.

NC 855M, Consolidated Commodore, notes: C/n 1, originally delivered to NYRBA, named Buenos Aires. Then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Commodore to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAJ. It was later noted on the Argentine register as R-ACWZ, and reportedly retired in 1938. The ultimate fate of this Consolidated Commodore is not known.


Ford Tri-Motor - All Types

NC 400H, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-C, notes: C/n 59, delivered to Pan Am in July 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. It was named Santa Mariana. This Ford Tri-Motor crashed at Junin, Argentina on 11 June 1934, although the airframe was reportedly rebuilt in 1939. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 402H, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-C, notes: C/n 61, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. It was named San Pablo. Reportedly, this Ford Tri-Motor was still operated in South America in the 1940s. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 403H, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-C, notes: C/n 62, delivered to Pan Am in July 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. It was named San Jose. This Ford Tri-Motor crashed in the Argentine Andes on 16 July 1932. The airframe was presumably written off.

NC 407H, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-C, notes: C/n 66, delivered to Pan Am on 31 March 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. It crashed at Lime, Peru, on 22 March 1934. The airframe was presumably written off

NC 414 H, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-C, notes: C/n 74, originally operated by the Ford Company, then to Pan Am in November 1932. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered XA-BKS, in 1940. After Pan Am, this Ford Tri-Motor was reportedly operated by Aviateca, Guatemala and finally went back to an operator in the United States. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 433H, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-D, notes: C/n 100, delivered to Pan Am in September 1932. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. It was named San Felipe. It crashed on 25 December 1935, at Lima, Peru. The airframe was presumably written off.

NC 434H, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-D, notes: C/n 111, originally operated by Ford, then to National Air Transport, then to Pan Am on 27 August 1934. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to SCADTA. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 438H, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-D, notes: C/n 112, originally operated by Ford, then to Pan Am on 27 August 1934. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to SCADTA. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 7582, Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-E, notes: C/n 36, originally delivered to Maddux, then to Pan Am in June 1933. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Cubana. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 7582, Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-E, notes: C/n 70, duplicate registration with C/n 36. Originally with Eastern Air Transport, then to Pan Am on 6 May 1932. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Cubana. It was later sold in Costa Rica. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 8401, Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-E, notes: C/n 63, originally with Pitcairn, then to Eastern Air Transport, then to Pan Am on 6 May 1932. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Cubana. It was later sold in Costa Rica in 1934. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 8407, Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-E, notes: C/n 69, originally with Eastern Air Transport, then to Pan Am on 6 May 1932. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Cubana. It was later sold in the Dominican Republic, and finally sold in the United States. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known. Update - June 2008: This Ford Tri-Motor is alive, well and still flying in the United States (Thanks to Mr. Dean Bird). A message from Mr. Mike Puckett notes that this Tri-Motor is owned and operated by the Experimental Aircraft Association - EAA Airventure, at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with the registration N8407 (2009).

NC 8416, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-C, notes: C/n 54, delivered to Pan Am in July 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. It was named Santa Rosa. In the 1940s, this aircraft was operated by ARCO (Colombia), then to Avianca and later to Avensa. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 8417, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-C, notes: C/n 55, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. It was named San Pedro. It crashed at Lima, Peru, on 21 March 1934. This Ford Tri-Motor was presumably written off.

NC 8418, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-C, notes: C/n 56, delivered to Pan Am in July 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. It was named San Cristobal. It crashed at Ovalle, Chile on 1 April 1931. This Ford Tri-Motor was presumably written off.

NC 9637, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 11 delivered Pan Am on 31 December 1928. Pan Am operated this Ford Tri-Motor in Mexico with Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered XA-BCC. It was transferred to Cubana in 1938, registered NM-22, then to LANICA in 1942, registered AN-AAJ. Finally, this Ford Tri-Motor went to the Mexican operator TATSA in 1949, registered XA-HIL. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known. Update - June 2008: This Ford TriMotor is currently in the collection of the San Diego Air and Space Museum, California (Thanks to Mr. Dean Bird).

NC 9639, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 17, originally with Maddux, then to Transcontinental and Western Airways, then to Pan Am on 5 July 1934. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 9657, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-D, notes: C/n 114 originally with National Air Transport, then to Pacific Air Transport, and then to United Air Lines. It went to Pan Am in May 1934. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to SCADTA. At one time this aircraft was equipped with Edo floats for operation on coastal Colombian routes, as well as on the Magdalena River. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 9658, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-D, notes: C/n 115, delivered to Pan Am in April 1933. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to PANAGRA. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 9659, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-D, notes: C/n 116, this was the last Ford Tri-Motor off the assembly line, it was delivered to Pan Am in June 1933, and assigned to PANAGRA. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 9661, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 12, delivered to Pan Am in January 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered M-SCAN, then later as XA-BCB and XA-BCO. It crashed on 26 March 1936, at Amameca. This Ford Tri-Motor was presumably written off.

NC 9664, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 23, delivered to Pan Am on 31 March 1929. Pan Am operated this Ford Tri-Motor in Central America. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 9670, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 27, delivered to Pan Am on 7 December 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered XA-BCD, and later as XA-BCU. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 9672, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 22, delivered to Pan Am on 31 August 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered XA-BCA. It was transferred to PANAGRA in 1935, and named San Antonio. This airframe reportedly went to Columbia and then to Venezuela. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 9673, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 31, delivered to Pan Am on 29 March 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered XA-BCE, and later as XA-BCV. It was later transferred to Nicaragua, registered AN-AAE. This aircraft was reported back in Mexico where it crashed at Actopan on 13 June 1946. This Ford Tri-Motor was presumably written off.

NC 9684, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 40, delivered to Pan Am in May 1929. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered XA-BCF. After Pan Am, this aircraft was operated by a number of operators, until it finally crashed - while in service with Johnson Flying Service, Montana - on 17 August 1953. This Ford Tri-Motor was presumably written off.

NC 9685, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 30, delivered to Pan Am on 31 March 1929. Pan Am operated this Ford Tri-Motor in Central America. The ultimate fate of this Ford Tri-Motor is not known.

NC 9688, Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, notes: C/n 45, delivered to Pan Am in 1932. Pan Am assigned this Ford Tri-Motor to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, registered XA-BCW. It later crashed at San Martin on 5 March 1940. This Ford Tri-Motor was presumably written off.


Consolidated Fleetster - All Models

NC 632M, Consolidated Fleetster Model 20, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 633M, Consolidated Fleetster Model 20, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. It was sold in March 1931. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 634M, Consolidated Fleetster Model 20, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 657M, Consolidated Fleetster Model 20, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 671M, Consolidated Fleetster Model 20, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 672M, Consolidated Fleetster Model 20, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 673M, Consolidated Fleetster Model 20, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. It was reportedly scrapped in 1934. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 674M, Consolidated Fleetster Model 20, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 675M, Consolidated Fleetster Model 20, notes: C/n ?, originally delivered to NYRBA, then to Pan Am on 15 September 1930. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Fleetster to Aerovias Centrales, registered XA-BEK. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 703Y, Consolidated Fleetster Model 17A, notes: C/n ?, delivered to Pan Am in June 1933. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Fleetster to Pacific Alaska Airways. It was sold to the Russian Trading company AMTORG in 1934. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 704Y, Consolidated Fleetster Model 17A, notes: C/n ?, delivered to Pan Am in June 1933. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Fleetster to Pacific Alaska Airways. It was sold to the Russian Trading company AMTORG in 1934. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.

NC 705Y, Consolidated Fleetster Model 17A, notes: C/n ?, delivered to Pan Am in June 1933. Pan Am assigned this Consolidated Fleetster to Pacific Alaska Airways. The airframe was reportedly written off later in 1933. The fate of this Consolidated Fleetster is not known.


Sikorsky S-40

NC 80V, Sikorsky S-40, American Clipper, notes: C/n 2000X, delivered to Pan Am on 10 October 1931. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-40 throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. This airframe was scrapped in the early 1940s.

NC 81V, Sikorsky S-40, Caribbean Clipper, notes: C/n 2001, delivered to Pan Am on 16 November 1931. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-40 throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. This airframe was scrapped in the early 1940s.

NC 752V, Sikorsky S-40, Southern Clipper, notes: C/n 2002, delivered to Pan Am on 30 August 1931. Pan Am operated this Sikorsky S-40 throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. This airframe was scrapped in the early 1940s.


Lockheed Model 5 Vega

NC 9424, Lockheed Model 5 Vega, notes: C/n 78, originally sold to United States Air Transport, of Washington DC, on 13 June 1929, then sold to Washington-New York Air Line on 5 July 1929, and then sold again, this time to the Washington Flying Service, on 22 November 1929. Finally, on 15 May 1930, this Vega was sold to Pan American-Grace Airways, who exported it on 1 July 1930, to its South American operation. Retaining its American registration, it flew mostly throughout Chile. On 8 May 1935, this Vega was damaged in a landing accident at Las Palmos Airport, in Lima, Peru, was apparently not repaired, and the registration was cancelled. The fate of the airframe is not known. Thanks to Scott Anderson for this information.


Lockheed Model 9 Orion

X-ABEI, Lockheed Model 9 Orion, notes: C/n 169, delivered to Pan Am in 1934. Pan am assigned this Lockheed Orion to Aerovias Centrales. The fate of this Lockheed Orion is not known.

X-ABEJ, Lockheed Model 9 Orion, notes: C/n 173, delivered to Pan Am in 1934. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Orion to Aerovias Centrales. The fate of this Lockheed Orion is not known.

X-ABEL, Lockheed Model 9 Orion, notes: C/n 174, delivered to Pan Am in 1934. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Orion to Aerovias Centrales. The fate of this Lockheed Orion is not known.

Note: Some sources indicate that Pan Am also had one additional Lockheed Model 9 Orion. The fate of this Lockheed Orion is not known.


Lockheed L-10 Electra

NC 13762, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1009, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion, registered NM-15. This aircraft was later transferred to Pacific Alaska Airways. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

NC 14259, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1006, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion, and then later to Pacific Alaska Airways. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

NC 14906, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1019, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion, registered NM-12. This aircraft was later transferred to Pacific Alaska Airways. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known..

NC 30077, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1133, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Pacific Alaska Airways. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

NC 30078, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1134, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Pacific Alaska Airways. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

XA-BAS, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1043, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

XA-BCJ, Lockheed L-10E Electra, notes: C/n 1042, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, then to Pacific Alaska, registered NC 14972. This aircraft was later transferred to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAS. Today (2007), this aircraft is currently on the United States registry as N1602D.

XA-BEM, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1004, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Aerovias Centrales. This aircraft was later assigned to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, and later to Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion, registered NM-17. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

XA-BEN, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1005, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan am first assigned this Lockheed Electra to Aerovias Centrales. This aircraft was later assigned to Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion, registered NM-11, and then to Pacific Alaska Airways, registered NC 14259. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

XA-BEO, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1007, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Aerovias Centrales, then to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

XA-BEP, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1008, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Aerovias Centrales. This aircraft was later transferred to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAX. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

XA-BEQ, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1022, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Aerovias Centrales. This aircraft was later transferred to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.

XA-BEU, Lockheed L-10 Electra, notes: C/n 1041, ordered by Pan Am on 13 December 1933. Pan Am assigned this Lockheed Electra to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion. The fate of this Lockheed L-10 Electra is not known.


Douglas Dolphin

NC 14239, Douglas Dolphin, notes: C/n 1348, delivered to Pan Am in August 1934. Pan Am assigned this Douglas Dolphin to China National Airways Corporation. The fate of the airframe is not known.

NC 14240, Douglas Dolphin, notes: C/n 1349, delivered to Pan Am in August 1934. Pan Am assigned this Douglas Dolphin to China National Airways Corporation. The fate of the airframe is not known.


Sikorsky S-42

NC 822M, Sikorsky S-42, Brazilian Clipper, notes: C/n 4200, delivered to Pan Am on 5 June 1934. Operated mainly in Latin American, this aircraft was renamed Colombia Clipper in 1937. The airframe was scrapped in July 1946.

NC 823M, Sikorsky S-42, West Indies Clipper, notes: C/n 4201, delivered to Pan Am in December 1934. Operated mainly in Latin America, this aircraft was renamed Pan American Clipper, and later assigned to the Pacific. It was used on a number a Pacific survey flights. In 1937, it was renamed Hong Kong Clipper. Back to the Caribbean, it sank at Antilla, Cuba on 7 August 1944.

NC 824M, Sikorsky S-42, notes: C/n 4202, delivered to Pan Am in May 1935, this aircraft was not given a name. It crashed at Port of Spain, Trinidad on 20 December 1935.
The following information is from Antonio Ribiero – Thanks Antonio: NC 824M was a Sikorsky S-42 – the Puerto Rican Clipper – and was delivered to Pan Am in May 1935. It crashed at Port of Spain, Trinidad on 20 December 1935, but the plane was recovered. It crashed again at Port of Spain, Trinidad on 11 April 1936, when with 25 persons aboard it turned and sank after a collision with a fishing boat.

NC 15373, Sikorsky S-42A, Jamaica Clipper, notes: C/n 4203, delivered to Pan Am in July 1934, assigned to Latin American operations. This airframe was scrapped in July 1946.

NC 15374, Sikorsky S-42A, Antilles Clipper, notes: C/n 4204, delivered to Pan Am in July 1934, assigned to Latin American operations. This airframe was scrapped in July 1946.

NC 15375, Sikorsky S-42A, Brazilian Clipper, notes: C/n 4205, delivered to Pan Am in July 1934, assigned to Latin American operations. This airframe was scrapped in July 1946.

NC 15376, Sikorsky S-42A, Dominican Clipper, notes: C/n 4206, delivered to Pan Am in July 1934, assigned to Latin American operations. This aircraft crashed at San Juan, Puerto Rico on 3 October 1941. Although the airframe was recovered, it was written off.

NC 16734, Sikorsky S-42B, Pan American Clipper II, notes: C/n 4207, delivered to Pan Am in September 1936. Later renamed Samoan Clipper. This aircraft apparently exploded in flight at Pago Pago on 11 January 1938 while on a survey flight to New Zealand. Pan Am Chief Pilot Captain Edwin Musick and crew perished in the accident.

NC 16735, Sikorsky S-42B, Bermuda Clipper, notes: C/n 4208, delivered to Pan Am in September 1936. In 1940, this aircraft was renamed Alaska Clipper and used in Alaska. In 1941, it was then transferred to the Pacific, renamed Hong Kong Clipper II, and assigned to the Manila - Hong Kong section. On 8 December 1941, the airframe was destroyed in a Japanese bombing attack. The airframe was written off.

NC 16736, Sikorsky S-42B, Pan American Clipper III, notes: delivered to Pan Am in 1937, and used on North Atlantic survey flights. In 1940, it was renamed to Bermuda Clipper and used on the New York to Bermuda section. After being transferred to Latin America, it was destroyed on 27 July 1943, while operating out of Manaus, Brazil. The airframe was presumably written off. Update - June 2008: This airframe was completely destroyed by fire in the above mentioned incident. No lives were lost. (Thanks to Mr. T. Carter Page, the son of Captain Thomas J. Page, who was the Captain in Command of this aircraft.)


Fairchild Type 91

NC 14744, Fairchild Type 91, notes: C/n 9402, delivered to Pan Am on 23 February 1936. Pan Am assigned this Fairchild Type 91 to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAP. This aircraft sank at Santarem on 8 May 1939. It was salvaged and flew until it crashed at Belem in 1942. This Fairchild Type 91 was then scrapped.

NC 14745, Fairchild Type 91, notes: C/n ?, delivered to Pan Am in 1936, and operated in China. The fate of this Fairchild Type 91 is not known.

NC 15952, Fairchild Type 91, notes: C/n 9403, delivered to Pan Am on 6 January 1937. Pan Am assigned this Fairchild Type 91 to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAT. The fate of the airframe is not known.


Sikorsky S-43 - The Baby Clipper

NC 15063, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4303, delivered to Pan Am in January 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBA. This Sikorsky S-43 later crashed and the airframe was presumably written off

NC 15064, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4304, delivered to Pan Am in January 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAW. The fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.

NC 15065, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4305, delivered to Pan Am in 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to PANAGRA, named Santa Maria. The fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.

NC 15066, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4306, delivered to Pan Am on 5 April 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to the Caribbean Division. This Sikorsky S-43 was destroyed at Fort de France, Martinique on 3 August 1945.

NC 15067, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4307, delivered to Pan Am in March 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAR. Conflicting sources indicate that this aircraft either crashed or was otherwise destroyed. The fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.

NC 15068, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4308, delivered to Pan Am in January 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PAU. Conflicting sources indicate that this aircraft either crashed or was otherwise destroyed. The fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.

NC 16926, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4315, delivered to Pan Am in June 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBN. This Sikorsky S-43 crashed at Sao Paulo on 3 January 1947, and the airframe was presumably written off.

NC 16927, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4316, delivered to Pan Am in September 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBM. This aircraft crashed on 28 July 1940, but was later rebuilt. The ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.

NC 16928, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4317, delivered to Pan Am in 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to PANAGRA. Records indicate that this aircraft crashed, but the ultimate fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.

NC 16930, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n ?, delivered to Pan Am in 1936. The fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.

NC 16931, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4322, delivered to Pan Am in June 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBL. The fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.

NC 16932, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4325, delivered to Pan Am in December 1936. The fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.

NC 16933, Sikorsky S-43, notes: C/n 4324, delivered to Pan Am in December 1936. Pan Am assigned this Baby Clipper to the Caribbean Division. The fate of this Sikorsky S-43 is not known.


Martin M-130

NC 14714, Martin M-130, Hawaiian Clipper, notes: C/n 556, delivered to Pan Am on 30 March 1936. It was later renamed Hawaii Clipper. This Martin M-130 was lost without a trace near Manila on 28 July 1938.

NC 14715, Martin M-130, Philippine Clipper, notes: C/n 557, delivered to Pan Am on 14 November 1935. This Martin M-130 crashed into a mountain north of San Francisco, California on 21 January 1943.

NC 14716, Martin M-130, China Clipper, notes: delivered to Pan Am on 9 October 1935. Flew the first scheduled trans-Pacific airmail section - 22-29 November 1935. This Martin M-130 crashed at Port of Spain, Trinidad on 8 January 1945.


Boeing 314

NC 18601, Boeing 314, Honolulu Clipper, notes: C/n 1988, delivered to Pan Am on 27 January 1939. Pan Am assigned this Boeing 314 to the Pacific Division. This aircraft was deliberately sunk by the United States Navy on 4 November 1945.

NC 18602, Boeing 314, California Clipper, notes: C/n 1989, delivered to Pan Am on 27 January 1939. Pan Am assigned this Boeing 314 to the Pacific Division. This aircraft was later renamed Pacific Clipper. During World War Two this Boeing 314 was taken over by the military and eventually purchased in 1946 by the War Assets Department. It was then sold to World Airways. This Boeing 314 was scrapped in 1950.

NC 18603, Boeing, 314 Yankee Clipper, notes: C/n 1990, delivered to Pan Am on 4 February 1939. Pan Am assigned this Boeing 314 to the Atlantic Division. This clipper crashed during landing and sank in Lisbon's River Tagus on 22 February 1943. This Boeing 314 was written off.

NC 18604, Boeing 314, Atlantic Clipper, notes: C/n 1991, delivered to Pan Am on 20 March 1939. Pan Am assigned this Boeing 314 to the Atlantic Division. During World War Two this Clipper was taken over by the military and eventually purchased in 1946 by the War Assets Departments. This Boeing 314 was later broken up for parts.

NC 18605, Boeing 314, Dixie Clipper, notes: C/n 1992, delivered to Pan Am in April 1939. Pan Am assigned this Boeing 314 to the Atlantic Division. During World War Two this Clipper was taken over by the military and eventually purchased in 1946 by the War Assets Department. It was then sold to World Airways. This Boeing 314 was scrapped in 1950.

NC 18606, Boeing 314, American Clipper, notes: C/n 1993, delivered to Pan Am in June 1939. Pan Am assigned this Boeing 314 to the Atlantic Division. During World War Two this Clipper was taken over by the military and eventually purchased by the War Assets Department. This Boeing 314 was scrapped in 1950.

NC 18607, Boeing 314A, notes: C/n 2081, should have been delivered to Pan Am in April 1941, but instead this Boeing 314 was purchased by the British Purchasing Commission in 1940. Flown by British Overseas Airways Corporation, it was registered G-AGBZ, and named Bristol. In 1948, the airframe was sold to World Airways. This Boeing 314 was later scrapped.

NC 18608, Boeing 314A, notes: C/n 2082, should have been delivered to Pan Am in May 1941, but instead this Boeing 314 was purchased by the British Purchasing Commission in 1940. Flown by British Overseas Airways Corporation, it was registered G-AGCA, and named Berwick. In 1948, the airframe was sold to World Airways. This Boeing 314 was later scrapped.

NC 18609, Boeing 314A, Pacific Clipper, notes: C/n 2083, delivered to Pan Am in May 1941. Pan Am assigned this Boeing 314 to the Pacific Division. During World War Two this Clipper was taken over by the military and eventually purchased in 1946 by the War Assets Department. This Boeing 314 was later damaged and broken up for parts.

NC 18610, Boeing 314A, notes: C/n 2084, should have been delivered to Pan Am in April 1941, but was instead purchased by the British Purchasing Commission in 1940. Thus Boeing 314 was flown by British Overseas Airways Corporation, it was registered G-AGCB, and named Bristol. In 1948, this aircraft was sold to World Airways. This Boeing 314 was later scrapped.

NC 18611, Boeing 314A, Anzac Clipper, notes: C/n 2085, delivered to Pan Am in June 1941.Pan Am operated this Boeing 314 in both the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions. During World War Two this Clipper was taken over by the military and eventually purchased by the War Assets Department. It was then sold to Universal in 1946, to American International in 1947, and finally to World Airways in 1948. This Boeing 314 was then sold to a private owner in 1951. The airframe was destroyed at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1951.

NC 18612, Boeing 314A, Capetown Clipper, notes: C/n 2086, delivered to Pan Am in August 1941. Pan Am initially assigned this Boeing 314 to the Atlantic Division. During World War Two this Clipper was taken over by the military and eventually purchased by the War Assets Department in 1946. It was then bought by American International 1947. Named the Bermuda Sky Queen, this Boeing 314 landed in the mid-Atlantic due to fuel exhaustion. Although all the passengers were rescued, the airframe was declared a hazard to navigation and scuttled by the United States Coast Guard Cutter Bibb on 14 October 1947.


Lockheed L-18 Lodestar

NC 33663, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2078, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Pacific Alaska Airways. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 33664, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2079, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Pacific Alaska Airways. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 33665, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2080, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBG . As of June 2007, this aircraft is listed on the United States registry as N134NJ, with the notation that the registration has been revoked. The status of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 33666, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2081, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, delivered to the Alaska Division on 2 March 1941. Transferred to Panair do Brasil and delivered on 30 March 1941, registered PP-PBB on 22 April 1941. This Lodestar was later sold to Universal TA on 10 January 1948, and registered as PP-BBA on 16 January 1948. The company went bankrupt on 1 December 1948, and the registration was cancelled on 13 January 1951. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 33667, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2082, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBC. As of June 2007, this aircraft is listed on the United States registry as N34E, with the notation that the "Status In Question." The status of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 33668, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2083, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBD. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 34902, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2088, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil, registered ? The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 34904, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2099, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBE. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 34906, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2112, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBF. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 34907, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2113, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBH. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 34909, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2116, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBJ. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

NC 34910, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2117, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil, registered PP-PBK. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

PP-PBI, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2114, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil.

PP-PBO, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2216, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil. As of June 2007, this aircraft is listed on the United States registry as N351M, with the notation "Status In Question." The status of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

PP-PBP, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2215, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

PP-PBQ, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2115, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.

PP-PBR, Lockheed L-18 Lodestar, notes: C/n 2133, ordered by Pan Am in 1941, assigned to Panair do Brasil. The fate of this Lockheed L-18 Lodestar is not known.




 

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