Glenn H. Curtiss and Curtiss Flying School Students

Eight men sitting, one man standing in front of airplane
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Pilots pose with Glenn Curtiss in front of a Curtiss Model D at the Curtiss Flying School at Hammondsport, New York, 1910. Left to right, seated on ground: Eugene Godet, Russell [possibly George F.  or R. B. Russell], William Elwood "Gink" Doherty, Glenn H. Curtiss, Curtiss instructor Lt. John W. McClaskey (USMC), Lt. Paul Beck (US Army Air Service), Lt. John Towers (US Navy), Lt. Theodore G. “Spuds” Ellyson (US Navy), and Cromwell Dixon; Beckwith Havens is seen standing behind.

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