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Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918

Description:

Louis Gertson wired, “Everything in readiness here” to Capt Benjamin B. Lipsner in an 18-word Western Union telegram. The telegram, via William B. Carlisle, postmaster of Chicago’s Aerial Mail, was sent September 4, 1918 and received at 5:37 p.m. Gertson, a senior Post Office Department pilot, was designated by Captain Benjamin B. Lipsner as an official observer of the Cleveland portion of the Chicago to New York pathfinder trip. As a pilot, Gertson’s flying time extended to well over 5,000 hours, including much of it at night, exceeding that of any other pilot.

Date:
September 4, 1918
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
17.5 x 21.5 cm (6 7/8 x 8 7/16 in.)
Museum ID:
1982.0157.722
Place:
Ohio

  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
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  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 4, 1918
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