Air Crash - U.S.A. / Canada

Ref: G5203
  • £120.00

U.S.A. / CANADA. On the 30st October 1941 the American Airlines flight from New York to Chicago crashed in farmland near Shedden, Ontario, Canada. The pilot, D. L. Cooper, and 20 passengers and crew were killed. Salvaged mail, which was all badly burned, received a three line explanatory cachet ‘RECOVERED FROM PLANE / DAMAGED OCT 30 1941 AT / SHEDDEN, ONT. CANADA. The mail was sent to Detroit for forwarding. A scarce air crash cover (Sanford Ref 411030)