Air Crash - 'Calpurnia' Iraq

Ref: G3616
  • £75.00

1938 ‘CALPURNIA’ LAKE RAMADI, IRAQ. On 27 November 1938 the Imperial Airways S23 flying boat ‘Calpurnia’ crashed while landing on Lake Ramadi in a sandstorm killing four crew members. This cover from Glasgow to Auckland, New Zealand, has had a stamp washed off in the crash into the lake. It has a violet two line ‘RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION / EX FLYING BOAT CALPURNIA’