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Photo #: NH 106191-KN (color)
First Airplane Landing on a Warship, January 1911
Telegram from Captain Charles F. Pond, Commanding Officer of
USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser # 4), sent on 7 January
1911 inviting civilian aviator Eugene B. Ely to come aboard the
ship on the following morning.
Presumably, this invitation was for the purpose of making arrangements
for Ely's historic first landing on Pennsylvania, which
took place on 18 January 1911.
Courtesy of the Navy Department Library, Historical Manuscripts
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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Image posted 2 October 2008
Coding updated and link added 26 February 2009