North Grafton, MA. – May 12, 1932

North Grafton, Massachusetts – May 12, 1932

     On or about May 12, 1932, a biplane with registration number 773-H, piloted by a a man from Worcester, Mass., was approaching the airfield in North Grafton.  Upon landing, the aircraft nosed over and came to rest upside down.  The plane suffered little damage, there was no fire, and the pilot was uninjured.  The reason for this rather unremarkable accident making nationwide news lay in the registration number, “773-H”, which bystanders were now reading upside down.

Source: Imperial Valley Press, “Sentiments Expressed”, May 13, 1932       

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