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Anniversary of the First Solo Military Flight

Celebrating the 50th anniversay of the first solo flight by a military man in an Army Airplane, a commemorative ceremony was held at Fort Belvoir this morning (26 October), at which MG Gerald E. Gallowy, Post Commanding General, presented a symbolic bronze plaque to BG John H. Dudley, Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Army Engineer School, for inclusion in the School’s archives. US Army Engineer Engineer Officer, BG Frederic E. Humphreys, (then a second lieutenant and now deceased), made the historic flight at 8 am, 26 October 1909. Here, his widow, left, who was present at the ceremony, shows her husabnd’s original Engineer Castle, pinned on her lapel, to General Galloway, center, and General Dudley, right, who is holding the plaque.

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Image # 0925

Mrs. Humphreys shows deceased husband’s original Engineer Castle pin during 50th anniversary of military flight celebration.

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Image # 0927

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Branching Out

Training Aids Branch, 911 First Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

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Image # 0438

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Old Time Telegraphy

11th Reunion flyer, Society of the US Military Telegraph Corps and Old Time Telegraphers’ Association. 19-20 Aug 1891

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Image # 0868

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Celebrating Military Aviation

The 512 Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas, passes in review during a “Birth of Military Aviation” celebration held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 2 March 1955. This ceremony commemorated the first flight by a US Army officer (MG Benjamin D. Foulois, USAD (Ret)), then 1st Lt, SigC) in a military plane, which tool place at Fort Sam Houston 2 March 1910

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BG William M. Breckinridge, Assistant to the Commanding General, Fourth Army, presents MG Benjamin D. Foulois, USAG (Retired) with the resolution passed by the State Legislature of Texas naming General Foulois “Air Marshal of Texas.” General Foulois made the first military flight in history at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on March 2, 1910.

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Image # 1007

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This Week in CECOM History – One horsepower radio

October 1932. A one-horse power radio set. A mobile transmitter and receiver for mounting on horseback was developed at the Signal Corps Radio Laboratories at Fort Monmouth, NJ. The hand generator shown at the left furnished the power for the set which is SCR 203.

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CE Museum Photo 742

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Quite the Dapper Chap

Captain George S. Gibbs. 2 Feb 1901

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Image # 1005

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This Week in CECOM History – Teletype

29 September 1958, Tactical Signal Corps Teletype Equipment

The Signal Corps adopted teletype machines to replace Morse equipment, which required the operator to be trained in Morse Code, during the period between World War I and World War II. Developments made by the Signal Engineering Laboratories at Fort Monmouth in the 1950s included significantly reducing the weight of teletype equipment (down to 45 pounds), while at the same time increasing the speed for transmitting and receiving messages. By 1958, the machines could handle messages at a rate of 750 words per minute.

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Photo # EBD0223

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Direction Finder Set AN/TRD-4A

So many manuals! Here’s a scan of the table of contents for a Direction Finder Set, AN/TRD-4A, from 1955.

Need some manuals to get an old piece of equipment running? Email us!

Need some manuals to get an old piece of equipment running? Email us!

While we have a lot of technical manuals and tech reports (more than 7,000 and 12,000 respectively), there’s another great resource for these: Radio Nerds. This is a not-for-profit site, with a ton of awesome tech manuals on it. Everything they host is totally free, and they do a great job with all of their information. If you need a manual, and we don’t have it, they’re the place to turn to.

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Donate Blood

Everybody’s doing it, even the commander! Major General Kirk Lawton donates blood as others look on.

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Image # 0962

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Speak, Friend, and Enter

Entrance to Squier Hall, which used to be the Signal School Headquarters.

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Image # 1048

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