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First airplane takeoff from a warship, 14 November 1910

Eugene B. Ely flies his Curtiss pusher airplane from USS Birmingham (Scout Cruiser # 2), in Hampton Roads, Virginia, during the afternoon of 14 November 1910. USS Roe (Destroyer # 24), serving as plane guard, is visible in the background.

Photograph from the Eugene B. Ely scrapbooks.

U.S. Naval Historical Centre Photograph. Photo #: NH 77601


Removed caption read: Photo # NH 77601 Eugene Ely takes off from USS Birmingham, 14 Nov. 1910

Public domain This image is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made during the course of the person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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