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Wrecked airplane is salvaged

100 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 21, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette

On Friday afternoon, April 8 an air service “wrecking crew” of five men from Langley Field arrived at Dixondale Wharf to salvage the airplane which was wrecked in making a forced landing on a field at Burgh Westra on the North River.

The men made a preliminary examination of the plane and removed the machine guns, putting them aboard the vessel. As they had been living on the vessel since the previous Tuesday and had just accomplished a fatiguing trip up the Rappahannock in pursuit of a wrecked “bomber,” they were glad to avail themselves of a night ashore at Elmington. The following morning they salvaged the remainder of the plane and left for Langley Field in the ear...

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