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  • Curtiss-Navy racer sets World Speed Record, 1921

    On 03 November 1921, pilot Bert Acosta flying the Curtiss-Navy racer powered by a 400-h.p. Curtiss engine, won the Pulitzer Race at Omaha, Nebraska, with a world record speed of […]

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  • Second Yale Unit, 1917

    A group of Yale students volunteered to form a flying unit for the United States Navy in February 1917 and they enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve as seamen […]

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  • Father of Naval Aviation Birthdate

    Today is the birthday of the naval officer who was able to foresee a power air arm of the United States Navy. William Adger Moffett was born in Charleston, South […]

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  • American aircraft carriers and the Suez Crisis 1956

    Whenever a crisis happens in the world, ever since World War II, our Presidents have probably asked as one of their first questions, “Where are our carriers?” On 29 October […]

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  • Video Thursday 10/28!

    Time for my top videos of the week! Hope you enjoy them, again send me links to your favorite videos and the best one I receive during the month of […]

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  • USS Akron Commissioned 1931

    USS Akron was commissioned at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 27 October 1931. She was 785 feet in length and weighed 242,356 pounds. The ZRS-4 was built in 1931 […]

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  • First landing on the Navy's first aircraft carrier!

    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), […]

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  • Victory at Sea, 25 October 1812

    One hundred and ninety-eight years ago, the young United States Navy gained a victory at sea against the world’s most powerful Navy, when the USS President defeated the HMS Macedonian […]

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  • Centennial of Naval Aviation

    Next year, 2011, will mark the centennial of Naval Aviation in the United States Navy. It will be a year marked by many celebrations and remembrances across the nation of […]

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  • Veterans of the Fighting Lady video!

    Imaging Arts Gallery will exhibit a series of portraits by local portrait photographers, displaying veterans who have served or serve today on the USS Yorktown (CV-10). These veterans are from […]

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