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PILOT STORIES: Robert Shank

August 27, 1918, letter from Superintendent Lipsner
On August 27, 1918, Superintendent Lipsner fired off this letter of admonishment to Robert Shank after his forced landing. Lipsner cautions Shank to rely on his compass more often. Unfortunately for Shank and the other early pilots, their compasses were notoriously unreliable.
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