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Friday, October 22nd 2004, 4:35am

Germany - 5 October 1924

From the Friedrichshafen Observer-Times:

Earlier this morning, the reason as to why the local customs launches were out on the lake all night became clear, when a seaplane wearing the markings of the Danish airline "DDL" was spotted on the lake. The aircraft was seen to take on fuel from one of the launches shortly after dawn, and took off soon afterwards.

After the launches returned to the harbour at Friedrichshafen, I asked the patrol's commander if he would like to make a statement about the night's events, he just stated that "We had been asked to supply some fuel to a Danish civilian seaplane that had suffered from an engine problem due to contaminated fuel, and simply stayed with it on the lake in case it required any further assistance".

This caused some scratching of heads among the aviation minded members of this paper's staff, due to the fact that DDL, although operating some seaplanes, does not operate any Rohrbach RoII seaplanes, as far as is known to them, and that it is principally a military machine.

[Note: Written by Commodore Green]