Albree Pigeon Fraser

Albree Pigeon Fraser

George N. Albree of Boston was awarded the first contract to produce a pursuit (fighter) aircraft for the U.S. Army.  His product was the Pigeon Fraser, so named because of the company that handled the construction.  Only three of these aircraft were built, and of the three of them, only one ever flew – just once, killing its pilot in the ensuing crash.  The third aircraft built, which never flew, was acquired by the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in 1961 and hangs from the rafters of one of its display hangars.