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To Juan T. Trippe
March 16, 1940 [Washington, D.C.]
My dear Trippe:
I returned yesterday from my trip out to Hawaii, and I want to thank you very sincerely for the courtesies extended me by the Pan American system on the flight from San Francisco to Honolulu and return. I was tremendously impressed by the efficiency of your service, and by the comfort and luxury of the trip, as well as the speed. I found the ocean traveling more restful than transcontinental air trips, and certainly from my observation of every procedure, one is much safer in the air in a China Clipper than in crossing the street here in Washington.
My sincere thanks for your courtesy.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), pp. 175-176.