Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/08/19

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Subject: [Leica] Airplanes
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sun Aug 19 21:08:35 2007
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The image comes up fine for me.  I've never run across the airplane, and the 
AOPA registry has nothing on the manufacturer or model name.

I did a search and found the following link that you might find interesting.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Bullis" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:50 PM
Subject: [Leica] Airplanes

> The historic aircraft discussion is a live issue for me because I'm 
> dealing with my own history; my father died at work as a Pan American 
> captain flying regular bush freight and passenger service in Alaska during 
> WWII.  Since there seem to be some aviation buffs in this group I'll risk 
> posting this non-Leica image; made with an ancient Kodak postcard camera 
> (I have most of that camera, recovered from the crash).  The aircraft was 
> an American Pilgrim, made by General Aviation.  The date was 1943 or 44. 
> I believe there are no more than two of these planes left; the Smithsonian 
> never heard of it and the Museum of Flight doesn't have one.  I have seen 
> one, as a former president of Alaska Airlines had one and it was parked at 
> SEA for awhile.  The accident is reported in Greg Liefer's book _Broken 
> Wings_, which is about crashes in Alaska, including that of Wiley Post.
> Here's the link to the picture: 
> I've had some trouble getting to the links posted on this group so far; if 
> you want this and can't get it, let me know.
> Larry Bullis
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