Naval Aviation - Gliders

The following section consists of photographs from the U.S. Navy Glider collection. These unclassified photos—some of which have never been printed before—illustrate the continuing efforts of U.S. Navy personnel in aviation testing, development and deployment.

XLRQ-1 Glider
Naval Aircraft Factory,
Navy Yard, Philadelphia.
Official Navy Photograph, 1943.


LT G.W.T Settle, Glider Pilot
after landing his craft.
Official Navy Photograph, undated.


Darmstadt # 4
Official Navy Photograph, undated. 


Glider in action over NCTC Corry Field
Pensacola, Florida.
Official Navy Photograph, undated.


Glider built by Midshipmen Holpine and Headlee
U.S. Naval Academy, circa 1914-15.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.


Glider built by Midshipmen Holpine and Headlee
U.S. Naval Academy, circa 1914-15.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

Second modification, with the addition of struts and a four spar tail after a crash. Glider flew for fifty to sixty yards.

Glider built by Midshipmen Holpine and Headlee
U.S. Naval Academy, circa 1914-15.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

Final details of assembly are being completed on first day glider was set up in the spring of




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