Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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  • Aviation
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  • Publication
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  • World War I 1917-1918
  • World War II 1939-1945
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  • NHHC

Bureau of Aeronautics Newsletters: 1917-1942



We regret that the NHHC Archives is temporarily unable to assist public researchers with their requests. This temporary shift in priority will allow us to move into a new facility and address a large processing backlog. We anticipate these tasks will be completed no earlier than Summer 2023. The Archives is currently open to official researchers only.  Federal employees and contractors pursuing research for official business are encouraged to schedule an appointment to come to the Archives and conduct on-site research or submit a remote reference request through the archives email address at


We encourage all researchers to search the digitized materials available on the NHHC website to see if your needs can be met with material already available there.  If public researchers require further support, they can request material via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  Guidance and instructions on this process can be found on the FOIA section of this website.   Additional Navy records can be found on the National Archives and Records Administration website.

  • The Bureau of Aeronautics Newsletters and CNO Aviation Weekly Report/Newsletter are the forerunners to the Naval Aviation News magazine. These reports/newsletters begin in 1917 and run through 1942. The Bureau of Aeronautics Newsletter was renamed Naval Aviation News in 1943. The reports/newsletters for 1917 through 1942 have been scanned as PDF files and placed on CD-ROM. The documents have not been posted on the web site because of the difficulty in OCRing the old paper records and old typewriter fonts.
  • Duplication of the CD-ROMs is currently unavailable. However, you may view the originals in person at the NHHC Archives. Please send us an email at to schedule an appointment.





Published: Wed Sep 14 11:25:20 EDT 2022