On May 18, 1918, the first American-built airplane took to the skis over the Romorantin Aerodrome outside of Paris, France, at its controls was a native of Woodford County, Kentucky, Captain Bee Rife Osborne. On the far right in the photo, Bee is at Newport News conducting his flight training. (Photo submitted).

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Photo by: LTC Stephen Martin |  VIRIN: 190718-A-D0489-190.JPG