looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
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Bouncing between California and Washington....
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Looking for birthday lanterns 11/58, 3/68, 3/73, 6/85, 11/96, 6/97, 11/97, 12/00
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. - Psalm 119:105.
That is definitely a nice score and a good looking piece of history. When I see something like that I like to do a little research and try to find an historical event that took place during the month and year of manufacture of the GPA. In the case of your Nov '42 220B I came across this interesting occurrence - that I think is very appropriate for a Wartime artifact such as yours....
On November 18, 1942 a US Army Air Corps Beech 18 AT-7 Navigator, with four crewmen aboard, crashed into Mendel Glacier in Kings Canyon National Park high in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. In Sep 1947 hikers discovered some of the wreckage including part of a wing, both engines and a tire embedded in the glacial ice but no human remains were found.
Over 60 years after the crash hikers found the body of Aviation Cadet Leo Mustonen on October 16, 2005. His remains were partially exposed on the surface of the melting glacier.
Nearly two years later, on August 15, 2007, while hiking Mendel Glacier while doing research for his forthcoming book "Final Flight" author Peter Stekel came upon the body of Aviation Cadet Ernest Munn. To this day the remains of the Beech 18 pilot 2nd Lieutenant William Gamber and Aviation Cadet John Mortenson are still missing, entombed in Mendel Glacier.
I believe seeing your lantern restored and glowing brightly again would be a fitting tribute to these men and hope that you agree.
" Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a profound influence on our affections." - Daniel Boone
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
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Looking for my 6-56 Birthday lantern, anything 6-56!
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.