Gliding into battle.

I was not familiar with that story either. How horrible. Guess the dignitaries had absolute trust in glider technology. Sad...

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"

According to what I have read a test flight of this same glider had been made prior to the incident with the Robertsons owner's son riding aboard. I suppose it was thought to be reasonably safe.


I had heard of the coffin maker making gliders (or at least parts). Here is an interesting article on the subject of gliders with another Vet's remembrances.


Yes, most interesting thanks for posting the link. The "G" stood for Guts, I like that, most appropriate,


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