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Today in History: Eugene B. Ely

Post by Taskforce 58 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:40 pm

101 years ago today Eugene B. Ely made aviation history by performing the first shipboard takeoff of an aircraft, when he flew his Curtis Pusher off a temporary platform constructed on the USS Birmingham, sowing the first seeds of US Naval Aviation.

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Re: Today in History: Eugene B. Ely

Post by Bombcat » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:31 am

I can't believe I didn't remember this was today until I saw it posted here. Thanks, Taskforce.
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