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Telegram to Praeger on September 5, 1918

Description:

This is a copy of a Western Union telegram that Capt. Benjamin B. Lipsner wired to Otto Praeger, second assistant postmaster general, in Washington, D.C., on September 5, 1918. The time sent or received is not included. It is uncertain whether Lipsner sent the telegram before or after he received the telegram from Praeger giving him similar information.

In the telegram Lipsner informed Praeger that pilot Edward V. “Turk” Gardner landed in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, because of a broken gas line. He indicated that Gardener may precede to Cleveland, Ohio, his next stop on the airmail service’s New York-to-Chicago pathfinder flight. Using the word “may” implied the uncertainty of Gardner continuing the flight.

Date:
September 5, 1918
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
17.5 x 21.5 cm (6 7/8 x 8 7/16 in.)
Museum ID:
1982.0157.729
Place:
Illinois

  • Lipsner Airmail Collection
  • Lipsner Airmail Collection
Additional Records
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 6, 1918
  • Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner, September 9, 1918
  • Telegram to Chicago postmaster, September 6, 1918
  • Telegram to Cryder on September 5, 1918
  • Telegram to Harry Hartung, September, 1918
  • Telegram to Henry Woodhouse, September 4, 1918
  • Telegram to John Jordan, September 5, 1918
  • Telegram to Otto Praeger, September 4, 1918
  • Telegram to Otto Praeger, September 5, 1918
  • Telegram to Postmaster Lock Haven , Sept. 4, 1918
  • Telegram to Praeger on September 5, 1918
  • Telegram to Praeger on September 6, 1918
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