First air mail postal delivery, 1911-09-23
Scope and Contents
From the Theodore von Karman papers collection
- Creation: 1911-09-23
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Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
The first air mail route in the US was a flight of six miles over Hempstead Plains on Long Island. Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock is shown handing pilot Earle Ovington a light bag of mail. von Karman Papers.