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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND

NAVAL AVIATION IN WORLD WAR I


Contents

NOTE: Each Chapter been formatted in pdf to easier viewing.

Cover

Forward

Table of Contents

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In the Beginning.................................................................................6

First Naval Aviation Unit in France...................................................10

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Aviation Ground Schools at MIT......................................................16

The First Yale Unit.............................................................................21

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Training by the Royal Flying Corps..................................................26

The Navy Builds an Aircraft Factory................................................34

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The First Lighter-than-Air Class at Akron.......................................38

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WW I Diary Recounts Air/Sea Saga.................................................46

Naval Aircraft of World War I.........................................................48

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Naval Aircraft of World War I (continued)......................................51

The Second Yale Unit.......................................................................56

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At the Turn of the Year, January 1918.............................................60

U. S. Markings.................................................................................62

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Rare Birds........................................................................................66

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Developing the Flying Bomb............................................................70

The Origin of Navy Wings................................................................75

The War against the U-Boat............................................................76

A Medal of Honor Exploit...............................................................78

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The Navy's First Ace........................................................................82

The Northern Bombing Group.......................................................84

At the End........................................................................................88

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NOTE: The monograph Naval Aviation in World War I has been out of print for many years and paper copies are no longer available through the Naval Aviation History Branch or the Government Printing Office. This electronic version has been placed on the Naval Historical Center's homepage because it is an excellent reference source for information about Naval Aviation's involvement in World War I. As an electronic document, there is a compromise between picture quality and the capability of the optical-character-reader software to correctly identify the text in the monograph, which results in the picture quality being less than optimum. Copies of most of the original pictures, however, are available through the Navy Photograph Collection at the National Archives and the Naval Historical Center's Photo Section.

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20 November 1997