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2006.17.1296 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Five men in the C-46 cargo plane that transported Bert Hassell's Stinson aircraft back to Rockford and several more men outside on the runway unload one of the Greater Rockford airplane's wings. Photographers stand by (lower portion) to record the…

2006.17.837 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A close-up of the Greater Rockford's interior showing dilapidated wicker seats and deteriorating steering wheels. While these ruined remains wait on a runway at the Greater Rockford Airport, people in front of the wreckage (upper left) observe the…

2006.17.834 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A press conference takes place in front of the recovered Greater Rockford airplane wreckage, lying on a runway at the Greater Rockford Airport. Ten man stand in front of the airplane while one man stands on the wing of the C-46 cargo plane (upper…

2006.17.830 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A close-up of the mangled fuselage of the Greater Rockford airplane upon its return to the Greater Rockford Airport after recovery from the Greenland ice cap where it rested for over forty years.

2006.17.823 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
John Ellis Faust Hassell (Bert Hassell's son) prepares to remove the tail panel bearing the Greater Rockford's identifying alphanumerics from the C-46 cargo transport that returned the plane's wreckage to the Greater Rockford Airport.

2006.82.21 100 dpi watermarked.jpg
Aerial view of the airport on the left with woods and the Rock River on the right separated by a road. On back: "Greater Rockford Airport was established on property, which during World War I and II was a military reservation known as Camp Grant,…
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