Display Status:

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Collection Item Summary:

President Woodrow Wilson (left), speaks with Major Reuben H. Fleet, pilot of the first regular air mail flight, at Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.; May 15, 1918.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Air mail service

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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May 15, 1918

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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