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By Nancy E. Sheppard

In March 1921, significant John G. Thornell and his workforce have been precise to Italy to obtain a brand new experimental airship for the U.S. military Air provider. Stationed at Langley box in Hampton, the ROMA by no means lived as much as expectancies regardless of being heralded because the way forward for army innovation. Tragically, it crashed and erupted in a ball of fireplace in 1922, claiming the lives of thirty-four of the courageous males aboard. writer Nancy E. Sheppard finds the forgotten, harrowing tale of 1 of the final nice airships and those that sacrificed for the promise of a brand new period in aviation.

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