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Item Identifier Number

ms1_19_12_11

Creation Date

6-9-1912

Collection

MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection

Description

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.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

Document Type

Image

Media Type

Photographic print, black and white

Permissions

Special Collections and Archives provides reprints or digital copies of our materials for a fee. For further information please visit their website or call (937) 775-2092.

Date Digital

3-4-2003

Digitization Specification

AGFA DuoScan T2000XL


Keywords

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

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