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Old 04-26-2017, 05:16 PM   #31
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Found another picture...



A larger version of one I have already...

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Old 01-09-2018, 02:23 PM   #32
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A few more pictures worth adding. Some may be R-6L's but could also be R-9's. At any rate they are Curtiss R's with what looks like the same Westmoore prop.

I still have the prop and as time permits I try and do some research. Nothing conclusive on the Lindbergh connection yet. Otherwise, I am just enjoying knowing it was a part of WW1 U.S. Navy history.

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy has a great photo arcive here...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127906...57649712711926
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:36 AM   #33
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Curtiss R-9 seaplane pictures

These pictures were found here...

https://digitalcollections.museumofflight.org/






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Old 08-04-2020, 11:51 AM   #34
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Photograph of four Curtiss R-9 seaplanes (visible fuselage numbers 446, 447, and 459) parked on a shore, circa 1915-1918.



Another shot of R-9's



Curtiss R-9 and Aeromarine 39-B seaplanes in hangar



Curtiss R-9 seaplane (number 2416) in flight, circa 1917-1918.



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Old 08-04-2020, 12:01 PM   #35
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Good find. Thanks.

There seem to be a fair number of those propellers still intact.
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:08 PM   #36
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A few more R-9 pics from https://digitalcollections.museumofflight.org

That site is full of amazing photographs and information on avaiation.




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Old 08-04-2020, 02:28 PM   #37
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Some research info on the possible Lindbergh tour connection due to the writings on the back of this prop.














Taken from a Facebook post under the group "Moolah Shriners"

May 20th
Famous Shriners
1927 St. Louisans sat by their radios eager for news of Noble Charles Lindbergh's flight. The headline in the Globe screamed "Lindbergh off to Paris in daring non-stop dash." The "Spirit of St. Louis" had taken off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island. The plane staggered under its heavy load of fuel, and barely made it aloft. 33 ½ hours later, he brought the plane down safely at Le Bourget.

Like many great men before and after him, Charles Lindbergh came to Freemasonry before coming to greatness. He completed his Masonic degrees in 1926 at Keystone Lodge No. 243 in Missouri – just months before his historic flight brought him world renown. Although little of his Masonic record is otherwise known, Lindbergh did wear a square and compass pin during his flight, and “The Spirit of St. Louis” was adorned with a Masonic emblem.
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