The first to take-off of the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942, is the last to land.
Huge Flying Ship 'Hawaii Mars' Trial Run
Test flight of Martin JRM Mars flying boat seaplane "Hawaii Mars" with 200-foot wingspan. From US Government produced "United News" Newsreel. The original Hawaii Mars was lost in an accident a few weeks after its first flight, and the name was assigned to another Martin JRM Mars which is still flying to this day. (1945)