|Curtiss Pusher Takes Off From Birmingham
JANUARY 18--At 11:01 a.m., Eugene Ely, flying the same Curtiss pusher used to take off from Birmingham, landed on a specially built platform aboard the armored cruiser Pennsylvania (Armored cruiser No. 4) at anchor in San Francisco Bay.
At 11:58 he took off and returned to Selfridge Field, San Francisco, completing the earliest demonstration of the adaptability of aircraft to shipboard operations.
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