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Fritz Von Opel... Rocket propulsion...

Item # 578834

September 30, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 30, 1929

* Fritz von Opel
* Early rocket airplane flight

This 52 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 7 that include: "OPEL SAYS ROCKET IS BIG AVIATION AID", "Flight is Aimed to Show Ease, Power and Take-Off and Landing Without Run", "Inventor Says Rocket Is 'Perfect Emergency Brake' for Plane in Forced Descents" and more. (see photos) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: Fritz Adam Hermann Opel, since 1918 von Opel (4 May 1899, Rüsselsheim, Grand Duchy of Hesse - 8 April 1971), was the only child of Wilhelm von Opel, and a grandson of Adam Opel, founder of the Opel Company. He is remembered mostly for his spectacular demonstrations of rocket propulsion that earned him the nickname "Rocket Fritz".

Category: The 20th Century