"Gibson Girl" Rescue kiteMay 2002
The World War II "Gibson Girl" kite was part of a kit placed in life rafts in the hopes that
downed airmen could use it to raise an antenna and call for help. This fine example
was found by Mike McMullen at a North Carolina antique show. There's more of
Mike's collection on this website.
The entire kit fits in a yellow bag containing:
For more information visit: Aerohistory: Kite/Cerf-volant and Louis Meulstee's Wireless for the warrior.
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