Bellinger in Navy Flying Boat | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Bellinger in Navy Flying Boat

Bellinger in Navy Flying Boat | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Lieutenant Patrick N.L. Bellinger, one of the first Navy flyers, piloting a U.S. Navy flying boat during the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico. During this assignment, Bellinger became the first American pilot to return to base with bullet holes in his craft.
DESCRIPTION
Lieutenant Patrick N.L. Bellinger, one of the first Navy flyers, piloting a U.S. Navy flying boat during the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico. During this assignment, Bellinger became the first American pilot to return to base with bullet holes in his craft.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10083
Creation Date: 1914
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Kaminski, John G., 1893-1960 : Papers, 1912-1960
Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Milw Mss 146
Original Dimensions:5.5 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Bellinger commanded NC-1, one of the two flying boats that failed to make the trans-Atlantic crossing during the Navy's 1919 effort. After service in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres, Bellinger retired as a vice admiral in 1949. This image is a postcard from the scrapbook of Milwaukee pioneer aviator, John Kaminski. It is not known when or why Kaminski acquired it, but it is thought they had became acquainted during their training at North Island in 1912.
SUBJECTS
Air pilots, Military
Airplane, Military
Naval history
Outdoor photography
Water
Shorelines
Hills
Trees

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