[TowerTalk] 1942 aircraft radio question
markrob at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 24 17:29:40 EDT 2008
Good cockpit instrument panel pics. Do you have a picture of the tag that
Mark N1UK G3ZZM
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> an RDF (radio direction finder) possibly
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>> Got this from a local kid who has visited here... anyone have an idea of
>> what it is off of?
>> I have a question for you. While walking around the site of the 1942
>> plane crash near Garnet Peak on the south end of town, someone picked up
>> an oval shaped tag, put it in some solvent, and found that it read
>> "THRES SENS" on one side and "LOOP GAIN" on the other. I would assume
>> this would be off some part of the plane's radio. Do you have any idea
>> what "THRES SENS" means or can you confirm it could be off the radio?
>> from the web page: http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1942_1.html
>> I can give you the usaaf serial numbers:
>> 42-6455/6504 Douglas C-53-DO
>> c/n 4907/4956
>> 6463 (c/n 4915) crashed Oct 10, 1942 east of Garnet Peak, Peru, MA.
>> And it was big news at the time:
>> David Robbins K1TTT
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