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NH 77579 Aviator Eugene B. Ely

Photo #: NH 77579  Aviator Eugene B. Ely
Title: Aviator Eugene B. Ely
Caption:
Description: Seated in his Curtiss pusher biplane, just before taking off from USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser # 4) to return to land, 18 January 1911. Earlier in the day he landed on the ship's deck, the first time an airplane had landed on a warship. Note Ely's flying attire, including a leather helmet and rubber inner tubes worn around his shoulders as a life preserver. Photograph from the Eugene B. Ely scrapbooks. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 77579
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