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NAS Rockaway - 1918
The Hugh Adams Collection

Created: October 2, 2001

Here is a collection of photos taken by Navy Lt. Hugh Adams while he was stationed at NAS Rockaway in 1918. Adams was killed in a plane crash at NAS Rockaway on May 5, 1919. We are honored to present these photos from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Department as a tribute to Lt. Adams.

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Source: Adams Collection


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Seaplane equipped with wireless radio telephone.
Source: Adams Collection


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Seaplane in Jamaica Bay (Note glue factories at Barren Island).
Source: Adams Collection


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Seaplane Comes Ashore at NAS Rockaway.
Source: Adams Collection


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Seaplanes A-1691 and A-1692 Ashore at NAS Rockaway.
Source: Adams Collection


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The Seaplane Ramp at NAS Rockaway.
Source: Adams Collection


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Seaplane Hangar at NAS Rockaway.
Source: Adams Collection


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Airship at NAS Rockaway. Note Blimp Hangar on right.
Source: Adams Collection


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Seaplane being towed back to NAS Rockaway.
Source: Adams Collection


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Source: Adams Collection


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Atop the NAS Rockaway Blimp Hangar, September 29, 1918.
Source: Adams Collection


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Parachutist, October 9, 1918
Source: Adams Collection


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Seaplane in Jamaica Bay, October 31, 1918.
Source: Adams Collection


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NAS Rockaway, November 20, 1918.
Source: Adams Collection


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Presidential Convoy, December 4, 1918.
Source: Adams Collection


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The crash of A-1692 into the hydrogen tank at
NAS Rockaway killed Hugh Adams on May 5, 1919.
Source: Adams Collection (left)- US Navy Photo (right)


All photos noted "Adams Collection" are from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Department.
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