The Hawaii


On July 6, 1945 Mont Chumbley, one of the subjects from “River of January: Figure Eight,” trained and flew the Martin Mars. The Mars was the largest amphibious plane built by the Glenn L. Martin Company located at Middle River, Maryland. However, one month later the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki rendered deployment of the Mars to the Pacific unnecessary.

Enjoy the footage of Chum Chumbley and his crew at the helm. Thank goodness for old newsreels. Enjoy!



Gail Chumbley is the author of the nonfiction series, “River of January,” and “River of January: Figure Eight.”

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