Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Leasburg, NC, Glider Landing: World War II

Waco Glider
Leasburg Glider Encounter

During World War II a glider apparently separated prematurely from the tow airplane. The glider was "full of soldiers" and landed in a field in Leasburg near the Frogsboro Road. The soldiers were welcomed into local homes until another airplane came to rescue them. This rescue tow airplane purportedly had a device that looked like a "football goal" connected to a long tether. It swooped in low, hooked onto the glider, and it was gone.

Photograph: Waco CG-4A (typical glider).

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