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The First Assault Drone?

  • Aired: 07/19/2011
  • 15:31
  • Rating: NR
Working beside a rural airstrip, an Illinois man dug up an intriguing find: an eight-foot long wooden airplane propeller. A little research online made him believe that his propeller might be from a TDR-1 plane, a pioneering U.S. drone plane from World War II. Elyse Luray investigates whether this propeller is an important piece of American military history or simply fell off a local prop plane.
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Could this World War II-era propeller be from the first unmanned assault planes?
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