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  • First Naval Air Intercept Radar 1941

    Beginning on 01 August 1941 a specially modified Lockheed Electra XJO-3 had an AI-10 microwave radar installed for airborne testing. The radar was developed by Radiation Laboratory from MIT and […]

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  • Manatees At Patriots Point!

    It’s not everyday that one sees a manatee at Patriots Point, but it does happen more than you think. The last couple of summers we have seen frequent almost weekly […]

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  • Video Thursday: Navy Airships And Aircraft

    Today is Video Thursday and we’ll take a look at the Navy’s airship history and the aircraft that accompanied them. This first clip shows rare footage of the Vought UO-1 […]

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  • Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point

    I touch the day, I taste the light, I remember – W. S. Merwin When the Medal of Honor Museum opened to the public in May of 2007, a new […]

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  • Skyraiders Shoot Down Chinese Attackers 1954

    On 26 July 1954, two Skyraiders (AD-4s) from Air Group Five and USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) shot down two LA-7 aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force off Hainan […]

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  • Naval Aviator Sets World Altitude Record 1927

    On 25 July 1927 Lieutenant Carleton¬† Cole Champion, Jr.,¬† set the world altitude record in a Wright Apache aircraft by reaching 38,419 feet. This record would stand for two years.¬† […]

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  • Naval Aircraft Instrument Panels In 1916!

    On 22 July 1916 the Director of Naval Aeronautics mandated the following thirteen (13 – guess they weren’t afraid of bad luck) instruments to be installed on naval aircraft. Notice […]

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  • Video Thursday Salute To The Space Program

    Shuttle Atlantis has now landed back on American soil and for the present future no Americans will return to space from our homeland. Mission control is shutting down and laying […]

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  • First Moon Landing 1969!

    On 20 July 1969 one of the most amazing events in the history of mankind happened, when Americans Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin landed on the moon! At 3:06 PM, […]

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  • Gemini X Launches Forty-Five Years Ago Today!

    On 18 July 1966, astronauts John Young and Michael Collins launched on the mission of Gemini X, the 8th manned Gemini flight, the 16th manned American flight and the 24th […]

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