[Guest post by DRJ]
Pan Am’s Pacific Clipper flew 31,500 miles in the first month after Pearl Harbor in a race to get home:
From a New York Times movie review:
“A World War II adventure that follows a crew of 11 as they attempt to fly a revolutionary aircraft back to American soil before it is captured by Axis forces. Pearl Harbor has just been bombed, and halfway across the world a new Boeing B-314 has just dropped off a group of passengers in New Zealand. Realizing just how dangerous it could be for enemy forces to come into possession of the United States’ most technologically advanced aircraft, a hastily assembled crew is assigned the task of traveling to New Zealand and piloting the plane to safety …”
The movie’s release has apparently been delayed until 2011.