America flight (Interrupted flight)

America flight (Interrupted flight)

Beitragvon TALLTREES » 5. Mai 2013, 00:39

Hello. Here are some interesting pictures which were taken at the twin hangars at the Naval Airship base at "Cuers-Pierrefeu" which is approximatley ten miles from Toulon, France, this is where the Graf Zeppelin made an emergency landing after the failed attempt of the 1929 first "America Flight". The Graf Zeppelin left Friedrichshafen on the 16.5.29. on its trip to North America but on the first night of the flight while flying over the Mediterranean sea just off the Southwest coast of Spain due to difficult severe weather conditions which meant using extra engine power (more compression) the Graf Zeppelin lost power to two of its five engines so Dr Eckener had to abandon this trip and return back to Friedrichshafen with only three working engines. On the next day on the return flight to Friedrichshafen while flying up the Rhone Valley in France against yet again in severe weather conditions Manoeuvring for six to eight hours in the Mistral wind in the mountainous terrain caused the loss of two of the remaining three engines leaving one working engine, the Graf Zeppelin now underpowered began to loose course so Dr Eckener sent out urgent messages asking the French authorities for permision to land, the messages indicated that serious damage had occured to the Airship which caused considerable alarm to the French authorities, so the French Air Ministry sent a wireless to the Graf Zeppelin notifying a certain posistion where the Airship could land and told him that he would be permitted to land at the Naval Airbase at Cuers- Pierrefeu, although Dr Eckener had earlier sent wireless messages to the French authorities asking them to turn out troops to assist him in a forced landing at Valence. The first pictures shows crew member "Knut Eckener" and passenger on this flight "Sir Hubert Wilkins" pushing a wooden crate with a replacement engine in, the second picture shows the Commander of the Naval Airbase at Cuers-Pierrefeu " Commander Hamon" talking to crew members Hans Flemming and Ernst Lehman with two more crew members watching on, and the third picture shows Commander " HAMON " of the French Naval Airbase at Cuers-Pierrefeu and Commander of the LZ 127 " HUGO ECKENER ".
(If any of this information is incorrect please reply with the correct information) ;)
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Re: America flight (Interrupted flight)

Beitragvon TALLTREES » 15. Nov 2013, 10:15

Hello. Here are 2 pieces of mail (Cover & Postcard) from the first stage of this flight. Both pieces of mail are addressed to "Mr J.A. Zimmermann" New Jersey USA, both cancelled with onboard (Friedrichshafen) cancels "16.5.1929", franked - (Cover) 4RM, - (Postcard) 2RM, also i have this souvenir Postcard issued for this flight with both onboard cancel applied.
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Re: America flight (Interrupted flight)

Beitragvon pasol » 19. Mai 2016, 18:07

Dear friends,

It is an interesting cover of America flight 1929 (Interrupted flight) with corner 4RM stamp from my collection.
Initially, it looks an ordinary...
But in fact, it has two types of airmail cancellations of Friedrichshafen from May 15th, 1929: standard stamp (big size) and rare machine stamp (small size), but simultaneously! :shock: According to Hans Sander's book, it is No.1 + No.2 (see p.23). 8-)

I think that its history was: the first was made a machine stamp (small size), but 4RM zeppelin stamp was not cancelled, so was made the next cancellation by standard stamp (big size).

Best regards,
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Re: America flight (Interrupted flight)

Beitragvon TALLTREES » 20. Mai 2016, 13:20

Hello pasol. Interesting Cover i have many pieces of mail from this flight but none with both machine stamp and normal standard stamp (big size) :o . Here are two pieces of mail from my collecion (Board Mail & Machine Stamp), The small Board Mail Postcard size letter was sent both there and back again, with all flight confirmation and arrival stamps (New York & Bern). The second is a large picture Cover with 4RM postage stamp and machine cancel, sent to "L. BAMBERGER" Newark, New Jersey, USA, this Cover had the original letter enclosed :o .
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