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  • USS Yorktown Rescues Fifty-three Merchant Sailors 1960

    On 10 June 1960, seven helicopters from HS-4 flying from the USS Yorktown (CV-10) rescued 53 merchant sailors from the British freighter Shun Lee which had run aground on Pratas […]

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  • Video Thursday, 6.02.11, Scouts At Patriots Point!

    It’s Video Thursday and today we’ll look at scouts onboard the USS Yorktown. Boy Scouts start as Cub Scouts and our first video is a great trailer put together by […]

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  • Navy's First Airship, 1915

    On 01 June 1915 the United States Navy signed a contract for its first lighter-than-air (LTA) ship with the Connecticut Aircraft Company in New Haven, Connecticut. This first naval airship […]

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  • Crossing Of The Atlantic 1919, Part III

    On 27 May 1919, LCDR Read resumed his flight with NC-4 to Europe and took off from the Azores for Portugal. The overall commander of the attempt to cross the […]

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  • Video Thursday 5.26.11, Remember on Memorial Day

    Today’s Video Thursday has a Memorial Day theme as we remember those who gave all to keep America Free.  On Monday I hope you and your family pause and remember…We […]

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  • Curtiss Marine Trophy Winner 1929

    On 25 May 1929, Lieutenant William G. Tomlinson, United States Navy, took first place in the Curtiss Marine Trophy race held at Naval Air Station Anacostia. He  flew the XF7C-1 […]

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  • Aurora 7, Second Orbital Space Mission

    Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in his capsule, Aurora 7, was launched on 24 May 1962. A Navy Lieutenant Commander and aviator, he became the second American to orbit the earth. […]

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  • Navy Transition From Wooden To Aluminum Aircraft 1927

    Despite aluminum being declared superior to wood by NACA in 1920, only 5% of all aircraft were constructed of all metal by 1930. Aluminum proved a very difficult material for […]

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  • Video Thursday 5.19.11

    Today on Video Thursday we’ll look at two good aviation events and one bad…First is a new video on the Navy’s Blue Angels. Next is a segment from Defense Department […]

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  • Tanker crash

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