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World’s Second Nautical Takeoff*
Photographer: Artwork by John McCoy
Taken: 1984
Caption: World’s Second Nautical Takeoff*
Additional Description: “Eugene Ely Taking Off from the USS Pennsylvania, July 18, 1911.” He had landed earlier that day. From the National Archives Catalog, Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. *The first takeoff was also by Ely on November 14, 1910, off the USS Birmingham in Norfolk, Virginia. If you click on the image to expand it you can see the grappling hooks that snagged the arresting wires during landing.
Submitted: January 12, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Database Locator Identification Number: p460418
File Size: 1.723 Megabytes


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