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Last updated: 24 June 2019
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Date:26-JUN-1922
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Type:de Havilland DH-4B
Owner/operator:Captain George Hamilton, USMC
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Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gettysburg, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
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Narrative:
In the early 1920's the Marine Corps had an annual reenactment at Gettysburg. The reenactment was to display how the battle would be fought with current technology as well as promote the Corps. In 1922 Hamilton had become a USMC squadron pilot. As he prepared to land in the vicinity of Picket's Charge, his plane went into a tragic nose dive and crashed.


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Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jun-2012 04:47 frankhall Added
13-Apr-2013 16:26 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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