The second plane can be seen several feet above the pole in its final approach. Before either plane landed, we had to circle the pole 10 or 15 times to determine the smoothest landing strip. Shadows were used to see where the bumps were. It was reported by Tom Largen in the other plane that our right wing tip touched the ground when we landed. It was extremely bumpy. The fuel drums we carried were shifting violently.



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