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Telegram from Cleveland to Captain Benjamin B. Lipsner

Description:

John A. Jordan, a special representative with the Post Office Department, wires a 27-word Western Union Telegram from Cleveland to Captain Benjamin B. Lipsner in Chicago. He gives him weather information for the return Chicago to New York path finder flights on September 9, 1918. He sends the telegram at 1:24 p.m. in sunshine and notes that light southerly winds are probable for Ohio which is fair and warmer with moderate southerly winds. He wires that all is ready at the Glen L. Martin Field in Cleveland.

“Aerial Mail Service” by A.D. Jones writes that pilot Max Miller did not land at Martin Field but at Woodland Hills Park, five miles south of Cleveland. The book gives weather conditions from Chicago at from 5:00 to 10:00 a.m. as “Cloudy with cirrus and strato-cirrus clouds from the west.”

Date:
1918
Markings:
Flying / Official Publication / Aero Club of America / Aero Club of Pennsylvania / Aero Club of Illinois / Aerial League of America / Pan-American Aeronautic Federation / 280 Madison Ave. / New York City / Pilot / Aerial Mail / Edward V. Gardner / Max Miller / Pilot / U.S. Aerial Mail / "Good work" / Augustus Post / Secretary Aero Club of America / BB Lipsner / supt U.S. aerial mail division / "I should say it was / good work" / Cancel: N.Y.CHIC. / Aeromail / 9-5-1918 / First Trip / Cancel: Chicago, ILL. / Sep 7 / 9 AM / Special Del Sec / 1918 /(on verso)
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
10.2 x 24.1 cm (4 x 9 1/2 in.)
Museum ID:
1982.0157.760
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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