Greenland Delegation
New York


Airmail cover canc. New York N.Y. Wall St. Sta. (Dec 9 1940)
to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Censored and later damaged in air crash - but where ?

Can anyone tell the story ?

In Brazil canc. ACCIDENTE DE AVIÃO + arrival canc. 29.12.40

Reply received - Thanks !!:

15.2.2002 from Dave Mui, Chicago, USA
Per- the American Air Mail Catalogue lists a crash of 12/25/40 Pan Air do Brasil flight at Bahia Brazil.
It says a Sikorsky S-43 flying boat hit the top deck of a ship on landing on the Bay of All Saints and crashed into the water. Only a small amount of mail was recovered in water soaked condition. The illustration of the crash marking appears consistent with your cover.
Cover is valued at $125.




Update: 17.2.2002