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Pan Am received their first Martin M-130, msn 558, NC14716, on 9 October 1935. The first two Boeing 314s, msn 1988 and 1989, NC18601 and NC18602, were not delivered until 27 January 1939. The first aircraft to land on Wake was a Sikorsky S-42, probably msn 4201, NC823M which had been delivered to Pan Am in December 1934. The S-42 had been stripped of passenger accommodations and further modified to give it an endurance of 21.5 hours and a range of just under 3,000-miles. On 16 April 1935, the S-42 made its first survey flight from Alameda to Honolulu, and returned to Alameda on 22 April. On 12 June it took-off again to survey the Honolulu-Midway leg and additional flights were made on 9 August and 5 October to survey the Midway-Wake and Wake-Guam routes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:56, 24 March 2012 (UTC)