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English: First airplane takeoff from a warship

Eugene Burton Ely flies his Curtiss pusher biplane from USS Birmingham (Scout Cruiser No. 2), in Hampton Roads, Virginia, during the afternoon of 14 November 1910.

USS Roe (Destroyer No. 24), serving as plane guard, is visible in the background.
Deutsch: Erster Flugzeugstart von einem Kriegsschiff

Eugene B. Ely startet mit seinem Curtiss-Doppeldecker mit Propellerantrieb von der USS Birmingham (Leichter Kreuzer No. 2) bei Hampton Roads in Virginia am Nachmittag des 14. Novembers 1910.

Im Hintergrund steht die USS Roe (Zerstörer No. 24) als Rettungsschiff bereit.
Source US Navy Photo #: NH 77601
Author Ancient US-Navy saylor (uploaded by W.wolny)
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Loading of Ely's biplane


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