Today in History, January 24, 1972:
28 years after the end of WWII, Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese Army Sergeant, was discovered hiding on Guam, living as a survivalist, still awaiting the return of the Imperial Japanese Army…completely unaware that the war had ended in 1945. He was considered a hero in Japan after his repatriation.
Today in History, November 22:
A Martin M-130 flying boat owned by Pan American Airways takes off from San Francisco, flies under the yet to be completed San Francisco Bridge on it’s way to the Orient.
With this the China Clipper inaugurated commercial air service via Hawaii, Midway, Wake Island, Guam to the Philippines. If you had the money, a romantic 7 day trip across the Pacific Ocean was now possible.