Quincy, MA – September 28, 1927

Quincy, Massachusetts – September 28, 1927 

     On September 28, 1927, Thea Rasche, a famous German aviatrix, crashed at Dennison Airport in Quincy while attempting to land her Flamingo biplane.  The plane was damaged, but Rasche was uninjured.

     The Udet U-12 Flamingo was a German made biplane trainer and sport aircraft. 

     Dennison Airport was located near the intersection of East Squantum Street and Quincy Shore Drive.  The airport opened in 1927, and closed shortly before World War II.

     Famous Aviator Emilia Earhart was aboard the first official flight out of the airport on September 3, 1927.      

     Thea Rasche was an aviation pioneer, born August 12, 1899.  More information about her can be found on Wikipedia.   

     Sources:

     New York Times, “Thea Rasche Crashes”, September 29, 1927

     www.wikipedia.com – Thea Rasche

     www.wikipedia.com – Dennison Airport

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