Zeppelin L.49 Fabric

Fabric with gray printed pattern of lines and doped measuring 11-1/4 in. x 12-0 in. or 29 cm x 30 cm from Zeppelin L.49 which was forced down by Nieuports of Escadrille N.152, the "Crocodiles." The Zeppelin, full of holes and with gas escaping, could not stay aloft and floated down to rest "in the woods on the slopes of the River Apance, near Bourbonne-les-Bains" in October, 1917, as retold in Douglas H. Robinson's book The Zeppelin In Combat. The crocodiles apparently did not have incendiary bullets.  The third photo shows L.49 on the ground and the last photo was taken from the forward gondola with trees visible through the glass windshield.