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A History of U.S. Naval Aviation

(Bureau of Aeronautics Technical Note No. 18, Series of 1930)

Captain W. H. Sitz, USMC, 1930

Flying boat

A Naval Aircraft Factory flying boat, circa 1921 (NH 945).

Available free in the following format: PDF (255 KB)

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.



Published: Tue Dec 15 18:15:40 EST 2020