Bert Hassell and the Greater Rockford.

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Title

Bert Hassell and the Greater Rockford.

Description

Bert "Fish" Hassell leans on a propeller of the Greater Rockford airplane before the first Rockford to Stockholm flight attempt on July 26, 1928. The caption from Hassell's autobiography, A Viking with Wings (1987, p. 66) reads, "Fish Hassell with the SM-1 Stinson Detroiter before its crash in a cornfield delayed the Rockford-to-Stockholm attempt for three weeks. Crash of the fuel-heavy plane caused Hassell to add refueling stops to lessen the takeoff load. The Hassell luck held when the crash failed to touch off the 700 gallons of gasoline."

Date

1928-07-26

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2006.17.913

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“Bert Hassell and the Greater Rockford.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed December 3, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/2115.

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