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MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection
Captain Charles de Forest Chandler seated in the passenger seat of a Wright Model B Flyer holding a Lewis machine gun. Lt. Roy C. Kirtland is in the pilot seat. Capt. Chandler fired the machine from a Wright Model B Flyer in flight on June 7 and 8, 1912 with Lt. Thomas DeW. Milling piloting the airplane. This was the first firing of a machine gun from an airplane in flight.
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ms1_19_12_11; Early Military; Wright Model B Flyer; Chandler, Charles de Forest, 1878-1939; Kirtland, Roy C., 1874-1941; Lewis machine gun; Soldiers