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Semi OT: The Long Way - 5/12/2018 10:43:08 AM   
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The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the crew of Pan Am flight 18602 were forced to do something almost impossible: return to America the long way round.

https://medium.com/lapsed-historian/the-long-way-round-the-plane-that-accidentally-circumnavigated-the-world-c04ca734c6bb

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RE: Semi OT: The Long Way - 5/12/2018 11:28:03 AM   
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The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the crew of Pan Am flight 18602 were forced to do something almost impossible: return to America the long way round.

https://medium.com/lapsed-historian/the-long-way-round-the-plane-that-accidentally-circumnavigated-the-world-c04ca734c6bb




That is a good read! Thanks for posting!

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RE: Semi OT: The Long Way - 5/12/2018 5:24:23 PM   
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Quite enjoyable.

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RE: Semi OT: The Long Way - 5/12/2018 6:22:02 PM   
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Epic story. At least the one caught at Wake got to fly East

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RE: Semi OT: The Long Way - 5/12/2018 6:22:56 PM   
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Now that I think, I beleive it actually started the war at Manila

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RE: Semi OT: The Long Way - 5/12/2018 8:27:48 PM   
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Very nice tale. Thanks for the pointer.

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RE: Semi OT: The Long Way - 5/12/2018 9:47:35 PM   
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Thanks for the article. Very interesting journey at the beginning of the war.

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RE: Semi OT: The Long Way - 5/12/2018 9:58:17 PM   
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This was a fun read.

Some of the reader comments posted at the end of the article indicate that the author borrowed heavily from a book; the author replies that he footnoted the book, but he doesn't (I think) address the allegation that he copied heavily from it, as opposed to relying mostly on his own research and writing.

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