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This event is the openning of G. Gordon Liddy's book "When I Was a Kid This Was a Free Country." Good read. RIP.
The HUGE Manatee!
It faired better than the B-25 did in 1945.
But not so much the next year at Lakehurst NAS....
I've read that the building's spire was originally intended as a dirigible airship docking station with passenger boarding on the 101st floor.
That escape route would have worked great for King Kong.
My dad was a kid on the farm then and this was the pinnacle of aviation. Eight years later he was flying a P-47 in Europe.