Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1), Crew; Rhodes, Eugene S.; Breese, James L., Jr; Hinton, Walter; Stone, Elmer Fowler (Commander); Read, Albert Cushing (Admiral) "Putty". [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

The original crew of the Curtiss NC-4 for its May 1919 transatlantic flight: left to right, Chief Mechanics Mate Eugene S. Rhodes; Lt. J. L. Breese, reserve engineer; Lt. (jg) Walter Hinton; Lt. Elmer Stone, USCG, pilots; Lt. Commander A.C. Read, Flight Commander.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Air pilots

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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