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   8.31.2004


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Before M*A*S*H*
SCHIRL Photo Propaganda News Service photo, dated November 10, 1943

A pair of German medical gliders come in for a landing in a pasture. The original caption indicates that these small craft were being tested in the evacuation of wounded from areas that ambulances or conventional aircraft could not reach. After landing, the crew would raise a boom and cable system that would allow a powered plane to come in and "snatch" the glider and tow it home.

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