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First landing on USS Saratoga (CV-3) 1928

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The first launch and recovery of a naval aircraft on the USS Saratoga (CV-3) was made by her Air Officer, Commander Marc A. Mitscher flying a Vought UO-1 aircraft on this date in 1928. Mitscher would go on to play a large role in the fight against the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II.

Vought OU-1 of VS-3 (Saratoga air wing) over NAS North Island, San Diego, CA in 1928. ( JMF Haase Collection- San Diego Aero Space Museum)

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