On September 18, 1936, the Lady Peace aircraft arrived at Harbour Grace from Musgrave Harbour at 7:00 p.m. NT. Its pilots, Dick Merrill and Harry Richman, had crashed landed in Man Point Marsh in the latter community and were rescued by Capt. Ed Rickerbacker, the famous World War I flying ace. Also at the airstrip were The Great Silver Fleet, a Douglas DC-2 aircraft, and three news planes from New York and Boston; this number – five – was the largest concentration of aircraft at the airstrip in its nine-year history.
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