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 23:01:41 2007
References: <><00d701c7e2df$c770eec0$6101a8c0@jimnichols> <>

Hi, Douglas,

That is an interesting collection of information.  Thanks for the link.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Douglas Sharp" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 12:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Airplanes

> Hi,
> the information I found is that the American Pilgrim is in fact a 
> Fairchild, which would explain why  "American " as a manufacturer 
> doesn't come up
> It's about  a quarter  of the way down the page , listed as 100A, 100B 
> or Y1C-24 - pictures too
> Cheers
> Douglas
> Jim Nichols wrote:
>> Larry,
>> 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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