Aviation in the Progressive Era

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Aviation in the Progressive Era


A historical account of aviation in the early 1900s, including discussions of aeronautical experiments in North Georgia, as well as the use of airplanes in World War I, and the struggle to achieve air superiority.


Dylan Clyne

Collection Items

Epps-Huff II
Ben Epps stands with the Epps-Huff II, long thought to be Georgia’s first airplane.

World War I US Army Air Service Recruiting Poster
A recruitment poster for the USAAS during World War I

U.S. pilots in action during WWI. Captain "Eddie" Rickenbacker, known as the U.S. "Ace of Aces", conducts a bombing run over German lines.

First Flight
First successful flight of the Wright Flyer, by the Wright brothers.

Zenos R. Miller World War I Diary
The diary of American flying ace Zenos Ramsey Miller. It reads:

Friday, July 19, 1918

The destruction of a Fokker biplane by Lt. Z. R. Miller was reported today. This occurred near St. Remy Oulchy, altitude 2500 meters. Awaiting…

Flight is Made by Georgia Man
Atlanta Journal article on the first flight of Ben Epps' "Epps Huff II" monoplane.
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