First landing on the Navy's first aircraft carrier!Waring Hills Oct 26, 2010
On 26 October 1922, Lieutenant Commander Godfrey de Chevalier, USN, flew his Aeromarine 39-B on to the flight deck of the United States Navy’s first aircraft carrier, USS Langley (CV-1), while cruising off Cape Henry, Virginia.
History was made with America’s first carrier landing, vice the ship landings made earlier.
Unfortunately, young naval aviator de Chevalier died a few weeks after his moment in history when he crashed near Norfolk, Virginia. A theater in his hometown of Medford, Massachusetts was later named for him, read more about de Chevalier here…