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Now long forgotten, the 'Takoradi route' from the Gold Coast (now Ghana) to Egypt was the Allies' most important supply line of World War II.
In the Spring of 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill knew it was the
best, if not only, hope for quickly getting supplies to British forces
defending Cairo and the Suez from Hitler's Afrika Korps.
He also knew that the Royal Air Force was in no position to make it work.
It would take the foresight of a determined American president and the
ingenuity of a pioneering civilian airline to accomplish a mission the
world's greatest military powers could not.
PAA - Africa, Ltd., and a sister company, Pan Am Ferries, Inc., would
keep the Allies supplied from Africa to China. This unique alliance, in
which a private company was treated as a virtual equal by two world
powers, would have a profound impact on the fight against the Axis
nations. The arrangement also puts Pan American Airways in the war
months ahead of the United States military. PAA - Africa would thus play
a key support role against Nazi Germany in the critical battle of El Alemein.
In the evacuation of Burma, PAA - Africa would save hundreds from
certain death by Imperial Japanese forces.
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