Helicopter Rescues Remains of Greater Rockford.

2006.17.842 96 dpi watermarked.jpg

Title

Helicopter Rescues Remains of Greater Rockford.

Description

A helicopter airlifts the shell of the downed Greater Rockford airplane, frozen on an ice cap in Greenland for over forty years. Hassell's autobiography, A Viking with Wings (1987, p. 190) states, "Using the skills of a seasoned flier to keep his dangling cargo from swinging or windmilling, the helicopter pilot, Capt. Kurt A. Solbakken, prepares to lower The Greater Rockford gently onto the ramp at Sondrestrom Air Base." For an additional view, see photo 2006.17.843a.

Date

1969

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2006.17.842

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

6.5" x 8.5"

Citation

“Helicopter Rescues Remains of Greater Rockford.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed December 3, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/2125.

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