I just saw this post on a seaplane, and thought maybe it would be fun to add this:
Lingard Seaplane, Gloucester Harbor, 1919
This was the US Navy seaplane flown by Annisquam’s Eric Lingard In WWI. Ensign Eric Lingard flew missions against German submarines from Naval Air Station Chatham, making this the first aircraft to defend the US against direct enemy attack. During one submarine attack, Lingard, frustrated by his bombs not exploding, threw a wrench onto the deck of the German sub, which hastily retreated. On October 18th, 1918, Lingard’s plane went down in heavy seas due to engine failure, and he died of pneumonia 11 days later. The Lingard home is diagonally across Washington Street from the Annisquam Church, and was later the home of the renowned Crouse family (Sound of Music lyrics and actress Lindsey Crouse).
Printed from the original 5×7 inch glass negative in my darkroom.
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