#WarriorWednesday: June 1913 – LTJG Patrick N. L. Bellinger Sets US Altitude Record

Lieutenant Commander Bellinger in 1919, probably around the time he commanded NC-1 during the first Trans-Atlantic Flight in May.

Lieutenant Commander Bellinger in 1919, probably around the time he commanded NC-1 during the first Trans-Atlantic Flight in May.

On Jun. 13, 1913, Lt. j. g. Patrick Niesson Lynch Bellinger set an American altitude record for seaplanes when he reached 6,200 feet in a Curtiss A-3 aircraft at Annapolis, Maryland.

Curtiss AH-3, seaplane on water, 1914. National Archives photograph: 80-G-459635.

Curtiss AH-3, seaplane on water, 1914. National Archives photograph: 80-G-459635.

Vice Admiral Patrick Niesson Lynch Bellinger, USN. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 56142.

Vice Admiral Patrick Niesson Lynch Bellinger, USN. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 56142.

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