Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Centennial of Naval Aviation - Milestone from this day 100 years ago

Aviator Eugene B. Ely is seated in his Curtiss pusher biplane on board USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser # 4), during preparations for his return flight to Tanforan field, San Francisco, California, 18 January 1911.


Anonymous said...

Rumor is that Eugene Ely staged the first XO Movie Night aboard USS Pennsylvania in 1911. It was a Navy tradition that lasted for nearly 100 years. Captain Opie ended the tradition in 2010 aboard USS Enterprise.

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