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Published by the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (now
OPNAV N98, Director, Air Warfare Division), this monograph covers all aspects
of naval aviation from its origins through the post–World War I era. Contents
include discussion of pre–World War I period, wartime organization and
training, aircraft development and construction, operations during World War I,
record-establishing transatlantic flights, Marine Corps aviation, and naval
aviation’s evolution within the Fleet.