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The Statue of Liberty stands on Fort Wood, liberty island in NY. In 1907 what piece of land was this called

Bedloes island

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31 July 1961 who rose 14,000 ft in Hampton, VA to find out confederate strength was weaker then thought?

John La Mountain

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Who earned $250 dollars from the War Department for balloon demonstrations?

Thaddeus Lowe

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1896, Ivan Baldwin and his wife built 14,000 cubic foot silk balloon named _____ that served in the Spanish-American war

Santiago

4

The first air plane was flown at

Kitty Hawk, NC 1903 by the Wright brothers.

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Who won a ballon race in 1906 winning the Gordon Bennett trophy?

Lt. Frank P. Lahm and Maj. Henry P. Hersey

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2 July 1907 who were the first two enlisted men assigned to the Signal Corps Small Aeronautical Division?

Ward, Barrett reported to Leo Stevens balloon factory in NYC

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First Army Enlisted Pilot

PFC Vernon Burge

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First enlisted person to die in military aircraft

Cpl Frank Scott 28 Sept 1912

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When was the first aero squadron activated

5 March 1913

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18 July 1914 what bill established an aviation section increasing flight pay by 50%

US House Resolution 5304

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Eugene Ballard

Father was a precious Gerogia Slave Owner, African American Pilot to serve in WWI. Earned Croix De Guerre. "black swallow of death"

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Which pilot sunk USS New Jersey and USS Virginia

Sam Nero in sept 1923

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When was the German battleship Ostfriesland sunk?

21 July 1921

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First person to test back pack style parachute

Sgt Ralph Bottriell

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First CMSGT of the AF

Paul Airy, POW camp for 10 months during WWII

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First woman in the AF

Ester Blake 8 July 1948

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First airman killed in Iraqi freedom

SSgt. Scott Sather 8 April 03, combat controller

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First female killed in line of duty

28 sept 05 SF member A1C Nicole Jacobson