# 15 -- Angela Magney writes that her great-grandfather,
E. H. Duffy, flew Curtiss Jennies for the U.S. Mail in 1924,
but our records show that he was not a pilot with the U.S.
Air Mail Service. Is this plane a Jenny? What
airmail service could he have flown for in Long Beach, California?
Time and place would be appreciated. E-mail answer to:
Air Mail Pioneers
It LOOKS kinda like a Jenny, with
a good ol' V-8 engine (OX-5?), but is the engine front /
radiator right? Not a Laird Swallow (an improved Jenny
knock-off), since their radiator was round, but that streamlined
turtledeck behind the pilot's head doesn't seem to be a
Jenny trait (maybe I'm way wrong.) Perhaps the Standard
J-1 (the next-most-common plane in the Jenny category)?
Photo courtesy of Angela Magney