11/17/02 Producers visit Pan Am Association Aloha Chapter

During the week of November 17th, project producers met with one of Pan Am's largest and most dedicated employee organizations, the Pan Am Association, Aloha Chapter in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jeffrey Mills presented the plans for the feature documentary film, On the Wings of Giants, to this group during their November luncheon at the Waialae Country Club. Jeff thenmet and interviewed many of the pioneers of the Pacific division who now live in Hawaii: Rush Clark, Ed Swofford, Ellen Shikuma, Kaoru Watanabe, Jack Ellis, Ernest Albrecht, and Allan Mosher.

Scouting trips were also conducted in to the site of Pan Am's original flying boat dock on the Pearl City Peninsula and to the final resting place of Charles Lindbergh on the island of Maui. Mr. Lindbergh had been a survey pilot, technical advisor, and board member for the company for 47 years. He spent his last days on the lush Hana coast. Today he lies at rest on the grounds of the Palapala Ho'omau Church in Kipahulu. The nearby limestone coral church was built in 1857. Lindbergh's grave is under the shade of a Java plum tree. Before he died, on August 26,1974, he sketched a simple design for his grave and coffin.


   
 

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