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NH 77580 Aviator Eugene B. Ely

Photo #: NH 77580  Aviator Eugene B. Ely
Title: Aviator Eugene B. Ely
Description: Poses with Captain Charles F. Pond, USN, Commanding Officer of USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser # 4), shortly after Ely had landed his airplane on board the ship, in San Francisco Bay, California, 18 January 1911. Ely's wife, Mabel, is standing beside him, second from the left. Ely, whose landing was the first ever made on a warship, is wearing a leather helmet and goggles. Rubber inner tubes are wrapped around his shoulders to provide floatation in case he landed in the water. Photographed by R.J. Waters & Co. Photograph from the Eugene B. Ely scrapbooks. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 77580
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