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Escape From An Observation Ballon , 1918


The perils of being an aerial observer: the observer parachutes from his balloon as a German plane attacks. The balloon catches fire and plunges to earth. Meanwhile, the observer parachutes to safety. The attacker was later shot down by ground fire. October 3, 1918

Interestingly, although balloonists were issued parachutes, pilots of fixed-wing aircraft were not.


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