PIGEON

After USA joined war April 1917 George N. Albree designed monoplane fighter (100-hp Gnome) in style of Fokker Eindecker of 1914; 2 built by Pigeon Hollow Spar Co., East Boston, were delivered to Signal Corps, known as Pigeon Fraser. Tested December 1917, considered "old-fashioned, unreliable, too slow", but until 1978 Albree insisted he was victim of unfair conspiracy.

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