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WWI BMA Wings Designed by Granville Guttersen
« on: April 21, 2014, 06:18:03 PM »
"Granny" Guttersen never flew a combat mission during WWI, in fact he never left the United States. Instead of learning to fly, he attended the first school for Bombardier Military Aviators. Although I've never read this, I believe he may not have been to keen on becoming a pilot, and he did believe going to Bombing School would get him to Europe faster. He died three weeks after the armistice was signed while he was in route to the airfields of Europe, December 4th, 1918.

It seems that "Granny's" greatest accomplishment was to design the wings for the new Army Air Service Bombardiers'. It is a beautiful full wing with a streamline look, and of course a bomb in the middle of it.
Also with this Wing, I received a leather bound book that was written by "Granny's" family. In his memory the book is titled  "GRANVILLE, Tales and Tail Spins from a Flyer's Diary". The leather bound edition were given to family members, and the cloth bound books sold to the public. The book that is pictured was given to Granny's cousin, Edwin Olston.
       
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Re: WWI BMA Wings Designed by Granville Guttersen
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 06:18:43 PM »
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Re: WWI BMA Wings Designed by Granville Guttersen
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 06:19:29 PM »
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Re: WWI BMA Wings Designed by Granville Guttersen
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 06:20:29 PM »
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Re: WWI BMA Wings Designed by Granville Guttersen
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 06:21:11 PM »
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Re: WWI BMA Wings Designed by Granville Guttersen
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 06:27:53 AM »
Beautiful collection!

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Re: WWI BMA Wings Designed by Granville Guttersen
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2014, 07:49:18 AM »
Great wings/Group and a superb story .
The wings are beautifully styled very evocative of the period with an almost Art Deco look .
and nice having the book in leather bound edition which must be quite scarce in its own right .
You have a nice collection JS .
 
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Re: WWI BMA Wings Designed by Granville Guttersen
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2014, 12:26:47 PM »
Cool !

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Re: WWI BMA Wings Designed by Granville Guttersen
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 09:43:03 AM »
How did I miss this one?!  :o  A real killer-diller JS!
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