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This sepia colored postcard shows the WIBW-Capper Publications, Inc. "Flying Rooster" airplane. According to newspaper accounts reporters and sports announcers from the radio station in Topeka, Kansas, would travel in this plane to broadcast events across the state. Tragically, on April 20, 1949, the "Flying Rooster" crashed on route to an event in western Kansas killing members of the WIBW staff.

Date: Between 1940 and 1949

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Item Number: 212374
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.73 N.WIBW *6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212374

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