A Project of the Coast Guard Aviation Association

Curtiss R-6 (1917)

The Curtiss R-6 was flown by Coast Guard Aviators during WWI. The Armored Cruiser Huntington arrived in Pensacola on May 28, 1917 for a series of tests and evaluations. 3rd Lieutenant E. F. Stone USCG, 3rd Lieutenant Robert Donohue USCG and CAP C.T. Thrun USCG were ordered aboard as part of a nine man aviation detachment. Lieutenant Marc Mitscher, USN had reported aboard at Mare Island as Senior Aviator. Some WWI Navy Aircraft were flown by Coast Guard Aviators who were assigned to Naval Air Stations