Dornier Do J Wal

Dornier Do J Wal
Von Gronau's Wal had a tall radio mast with a wind driven generator for transmitting after landing. This played a critical role when he had to land in the Indian Ocean after a coolant leak. High seas threatened to swamp the aircraft, but a British steamer towed the crew to safety.
  • SI-93-2538

  • Copyright/Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • For print or commercial use please see our permissions page.