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Eugene Burton Ely

Eugene Burton Ely Biography

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ABOUT
Famed aviator who performed with the Curtiss Exhibition team and made the first successful takeoff and landing on a ship.
BEFORE FAME
He spent a lot of time repairing airplanes before setting his sights on a flying career.

FAMILY LIFE
His wife, Mabel Hall, acted as his promoter and manager.
ASSOCIATED WITH
James Doolittle was another aviation pioneer.
TRIVIA
He nearly crashed into the sea while taking off from a makeshift flight deck built on the USS Birmingham.

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