Item #32560 Fabric piece, 2 3/4" x 1 1/2", from the German Zeppelin L-49 that was shot down at Bour-Les-Bain, October 9, 1917.
Fabric piece, 2 3/4" x 1 1/2", from the German Zeppelin L-49 that was shot down at Bour-Les-Bain, October 9, 1917.

Fabric piece, 2 3/4" x 1 1/2", from the German Zeppelin L-49 that was shot down at Bour-Les-Bain, October 9, 1917.

Item #32560

A genuine fabric piece from the German Zeppelin L-49 that was shot down at Bour-Les-Bain, October 9, 1917, while making an air raid over London with seven other Zeppelins. On the morning of Oct. 19, 1917, 13 Zeppelins, including L49, were ordered to “attack middle England. Industrial region of Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, etc.” With a crew of 19 and carrying 11,000 pounds of fuel, it set out with a payload of 4,410 pounds of bombs, of which 42 bombs were dropped. Following the raid, L49 was forced down in France near Bourbonne-les-Bains by French fighter planes. All crew members survived and were taken prisoners. Along with autograph letter from whom this example was acquired, Larry Jackson, describing other Zeppelin items he has for sale. Jackson mentions that his personal example of L49 fabric was acquired from Roland W. Richardson of the 213 American Flight Wing.

Price: $275.00

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