Pan Am dinning hall and rec room on Wake Island. You can see layover crews in photo. Pan Am had replaced many of their Boeing 707s with more efficient 747s thus eliminating the need to continue weekly stops at Wake Island. In June 1972, the last scheduled Pan Am passenger flight landed at Wake and in July, Pam Am's last cargo fight departed the island, marking the end of the heyday of Wake Island's commercial aviation history.Photo provided by Pan Am stewardess Sharon Singleton.
Library of Hawaii and Pan American staff load books onto the "China Clipper" for delivery to Midway and Wake Islands.