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1928 Fritz Von Opel... Rocket propulsion...

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June 5, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 5, 1931

* 1st American rocket powered aircraft
* William G. Swan - rocket glider
* Post Fritz von Opel - Fritz Stamer

Page 25 has one column headings: "ATLANTIC CITY PILOT FLIES ROCKET GLIDE", "Goes 1,000 Feet on One Burst in First Hop of Its Kind in America--Rises 1000 Feet" First report coverage on the 1st rocket powered aircraft flight in America by William G. Swan. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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