Gliding into battle.
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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"
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#12

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.

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#13

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.

 

https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/aerospace-defense/the-flying-coffins-of-world-war-ii

 

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

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