National Geographic : 1934 Oct
o00 Photograph by Lieutenant Phillips and Master Sergeant Gilbert HURTLING GONDOLA, FRAYED REMNANTS OF THE BAG, AND TWO PARACHUTES Immediately after the explosion of the balloon, the gondola is falling with unrestrained speed. Only an open sleeve of cloth isleft ofthe huge bag that rose into the stratosphere. One parachute is visible just above the remains of the balloon. Another appears near the top of the picture. Between them are numerous fragments of fabric blown out when the bag exploded. The gondola is about 800 feet above ground.