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2017.07 Jennifer Mueller Collection

Collection of approximately 60 photographs related to Admiral Albert Cushing Read, the majority of which are from later in his career, prior to his retirement in 1946. The images include social events, tours, ceremonies, and group photos. Several early career photos include Read as a lieutenant and commander, including an early photo as young aviator. The collection also consists of many newspaper articles as well as personal letters and official naval records.
Title: Jennifer Mueller Collection
Caption: Collection photo # 2017.07.01 - Admiral Albert Cushing Read
Description: Collection of approximately 60 photographs related to Admiral Albert Cushing Read, the majority of which are from later in his career, prior to his retirement in 1946. The images include social events, tours, ceremonies, and group photos. Several early career photos include Read as a lieutenant and commander, including an early photo as young aviator. The collection also consists of many newspaper articles as well as personal letters and official naval records.
Accession #: 2017
Catalog #: 2017.07
Donor: Jennifer Mueller
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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Biographical:

As a Lieutenant Commander in May 1919, Read commanded a crew of five on the NC-4 Curtiss flying boat, the first aircraft ever to make a transatlantic flight, eight years before Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo, non-stop flight, and a couple of weeks before Alcock and Brown's non stop flight. Read's flight started from Rockaway Beach, Long Island, took 23 days before arriving in Plymouth, England. The six stops included layovers at Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, the Azores, and Lisbon, Portugal. Read is listed as Naval Aviator No. 24.

 

He commanded naval air stations at Bay Shore, NY, and Miami during WWI and before his record flight, served briefly in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Until he retired in 1946, the admiral held several commands, including Chief of Naval Air Technical Training in Chicago and Commander, Air Fleet Atlantic in Norfolk. He also skippered more than 12 ships during his career and his last year of duty was served as Deputy Chief of Naval Air Operations.

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