Hassell & Cramer Pose Before the Greater Rockford.

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Title

Hassell & Cramer Pose Before the Greater Rockford.

Description

Bert "Fish" Hassell (left) and Parker D. "Shorty" Cramer (right) are pictured standing in front of their airplane, the Greater Rockford, a week before their attempted flight from Rockford IL to Stockholm. In Hassell's autobiography, A Viking with Wings (1987, p. 76), it is remembered that the heroic pair never gave up, verified as their first attempt on July 26, 1928 ended in a crash just moments after take off, and their second attempt on August 16 stranded the two intrepid pilots on Greenland's ice cap.

Date

1928-07-18

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2006.17.914

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7" x 9.25"

Citation

“Hassell & Cramer Pose Before the Greater Rockford.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 20, 2024, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/2113.