Married In The Parachute That Saved Her Husband’s Life

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“Ruth Hensinger was married on this day in 1947, wearing a dress made from the nylon parachute that saved her husband’s life. Maj. Claude Hensinger, a B-29 pilot, was returning from a raid over Japan in August 1944 when his engine caught fire. When he proposed to Ruth after the war, he offered her the material from the parachute that saved him.”

Found on Smithsonian’s Instagram.