Talk:Wake Island Airfield

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Coordinates[edit]

{{geodata-check}} The coordinates need the following fixes:

  • There's nothing there!

ASJ94 (talk) 16:38, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Coordinates appear okay, now. BrainMarble (talk) 01:43, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Pacific map[edit]

What’s up with the Pacific map? The coordinates seem to be set correctly, but the location on the map is way off. It’s almost at Hawaii. Larry V (talk | email) 03:43, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Lat/Long was set to west instead of east. Fixed. Hohum (talk) 17:08, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

First aircraft landing[edit]

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 72.66.151.147 (talk) 14:56, 24 March 2012 (UTC)