National Geographic : 1936 Dec
Official Photograph U.S.Army AirCorps HONOLULU IS NOW ONLY A "SLEEPER JUMP" FROM SAN FRANCISCO, 2,400MILES AWAY The author left Alameda Airport, California, by Clipper just after 3 o'clock one afternoon and reached Hawaii about breakfast time thenext morning. Onthe longest over-water hop on any air route in the world he calmly slept amid mail bags (page 677). The docks and business section ofHonolulu appear attheleft, be yond the harbor. Like a crouching lion (upper right), lies the extinct crater of Diamond Head, where the homeward bound Clippers pass outtosea(page 706). Ina curving indentation just this side of Diamond Head is the world-famed beach of Waikiki.