Eugene Burton Ely

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Birthday
21, 1866
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Oct 19, 1911 (44)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1866
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Oct 19, 1911 (44)

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.

Trivia

He nearly crashed into the sea while taking off from a makeshift flight deck built on the USS Birmingham.

Family Life

His wife, Mabel Hall, acted as his promoter and manager.

Associated With

James Doolittle was another aviation pioneer.