Plane Wreckage Returned to Rockford.

90.109.25 96 dpi watermarked.jpg

Title

Plane Wreckage Returned to Rockford.

Description

On the flight to Stockholm, Bert Hassell's airplane, the "Greater Rockford," crashed on an ice cap in Greenland in August 1928 where it remained for forty years. Recovery efforts were made in 1968, and the airplane was returned to Rockford on June 17, 1969. This photograph shows the plane's wreckage with an assembly of observers below. Bert Hassell, in dark suit and hat, is seated in the center of the crowd.

Date

1969

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

90.109.25

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“Plane Wreckage Returned to Rockford.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 27, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/2088.

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