This will have to suffice for This Day in Aviation History post for today. I should be able to get a post in tomorrow but I will be gone over the weekend so you can expect little or no activity from me.   #aviation   #history   #aviationhistory   #avgeek   #avgeekhistory   #marine  

Originally shared by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Today in 1912: First Lieutenant Alfred A. Cunningham reported to Annapolis, MD for pilot training, marking the birth of Marine Corps Aviation. Cunningham is pictured here in 1914 in a Curtiss hydroaeroplane.

Image credit: U.S. Marine Corps