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Naval Aviation in World War I

Adrian O. Van Weyn, Historian, Deputy Chief of Naval Aiviation (Air), and the Editors of Naval Aviation News, 1969


Air-to-air view of a Navy HS-2 seaplane at 1,000 feet, NAS Miami, Florida, November 1918 (NH2872).


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Published by the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, this history contains and expands upon a series of Naval Aviation News articles covering naval air operations during the Great War. This collection drew upon official records as well as on the recollections of many of those World War I naval aviators still alive a half century after the end of the conflict. Its contents include coverage of wartime naval aviation training, development of naval fixed wing and lighter-than-air aircraft, and land and maritime air operations in Europe and over the Atlantic.


Published: Wed Dec 23 14:48:35 EST 2020