Woodrow Wilson and Mrs. Wilson inspect an airmail airplane as service is opened between Washington and New York, U.S.
United States USA Date:1918, May 15 Duration:4 min 34 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson inaugurates airmail service as it commences in the U.S. A Curtis JN-4 airmail airplane parked on the Polo field, in Washington, DC.. Van of United States Air Mail Service arrives. Mail is loaded into the airplane. Pilots Lieutenant George L. Boyle and Major Reuben H. Fleet standing beside the airplane conferring over a map. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, Mrs. Wilson, and Post-master General Albert Sidney Burleson inspect the airmail airplane that will carry mail to New York. . A man shows first official piece of airmail. He and his wife greets pilot. Wilson talks with pilot Major Reuben H. Fleet . Pilot George L. Boyle gets into airplane. Airplane takes off. Airmail airplane piloted by lieutenant Webb leaves New York from Belmont Park and takes off. The airplane stops at Philadelphia to pick up more mail. Mail is loaded into the airplane. The airplane takes off. It arrives in Washington. Mail is unloaded from the airplane. Pilot gets out of the airplane.
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