Well started out leaving KSFO- San Francisco heading out into the Pacific towards Pago Pago. Take-off went as planned 46" at 2500 RPM. Climb also went well leveled off at 8,000 ft. and started a step climb to 12,000 ft. There we leveled off,and put the airplane in a nice step cruise 2,300 RPM at 130-135psi burning around 700pph on fuel and airspeed at 175-180 kts. at Auto-Lean,tried too lean more but the temps. were just too high for my taste,so back too Auto-Lean. Stayed there for approx. 4 hours or so to let the weights reduce some then started a Auto-Lean step climb too 20,000ft.
At 20,000ft. got back into a step-cruise 2,200RPM 125-130psi airspeed 155-160 kts. at first and just let the airplane excelerate over time.
After about 10hrs. of this I was feeling pretty darn good about making the whole way,we were around 600nm. S.W. of Honolulu,than the sh** hit the fan. Lost #3 engine too random failure,no biggie I thought shut down & feather descended to 15,000ft got on a nice step cruise again,all looked well and good(These words came back to haunt me). Around couple of hours later Engineer "Larry" stated "We have a problem on Engine #1",lost turbo.(no shut-down) I did use a few loud colourful medaphors when this happened,woke my wife up out of a nice deep slumber and got this look
my reply look was
Started down,hastley looking at my map,and noting that I was 700-800nm. from Honolulu,double back was not an option looking at my fuel gauges,so too find a nice sutiable runway,of course where I was located either too far of too short. As I started descending found Palmyra Atoll(PLPA) 6,000ft. runway about 250nm. from my location. Made it there and touched down with no runway lights,I cannot recall my weight now.
Got the passengers out,and soon discovered there a few Japanees Marines on the Island,that thought the War was still going on
Sorry so long