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4thGordons
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Can anyone identify this flying boat please (from a small photograph)

Probably taken late 1917-mid 1919 by an American serviceman in Europe.

 

Thanks in advance

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26 minutes ago, 4thGordons said:

Can anyone identify this flying boat please (from a small photograph)

Probably taken late 1917-mid 1919 by an American serviceman in Europe.

 

Chris,

The shadow on the front side of the hull, look to be the distinctive bow ' fins ' on an American Curtiss HS-2L Seaplane. Also the tail-fin design, and the support beam from the tail connected to the fuselage all match. The ' curls ' on the wing tips tailing edge, can also be seen in your photograph.

 

Regards,

LF

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Thank you. That confirms what I thought. There is another picture in the set which appears to show the same aircraft. Now I need to establish if/when they were operating in Europe.

Chris

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15 minutes ago, 4thGordons said:

Thank you. That confirms what I thought. There is another picture in the set which appears to show the same aircraft. Now I need to establish if/when they were operating in Europe.

Chris

 

When I was researching the American made ' Davis Gun ', which was sometimes fitted in the nose cockpit of the American Navy's Curtiss HS-2L Patrol Flying Boat, I noted that the Curtiss HS-2L saw service in France in the latter part of WW1 on anti-submarine patrols.

 

Regards,

LF

 

 

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