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WHEN WAS THE FIRST SHIPBOARD AIRCRAFT TAKEOFF?

14 NOVEMBER 1910 BY EUGENE ELY, IN A 50 HP CURTIS PLANE OFF THE DECK OF THE USS BIRMINGHAM(CL-2)

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BIRTH OF NAVAL AVIATION

8 MAY 1911

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FIRST NAVAL AIRCRAFT

A-1 TRIAD

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FIRST FATALITY OF NAVAL AVIATION

ENS. WILLIAM BILLINGSLEY ON 20 JUN 1913

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BIRTH OF NAVAL AVIATION QA PROGRAM

22 OCTOBER 1917

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NAVY'S FIRST AIRCRAFT CARRIER

USS LANGLEY(CV-1) CONVERTED FROM FORMER COAL CARRIER USS JUPITER ON 20 MARCH 1922.

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FIRST NAVY JET MAKES FIRST CARRIER LANDING.

FJ-1 FURY LANDS ON USS BOXER(CV-21) ON 10 MARCH 1948.

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BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA

7-8 MAY 1942. FIRST CARRIER VS. CARRIER BATTLE IN WHICH THE USS LEXINGTON WAS SUNK AND THE USS YORKTOWN WAS DAMAGED.

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BATTLE OF MIDWAY

3-5 JUNE 1942. TURNING POINT OF THE PACIFIC WAR IN WHICH THE YORKTOWN WAS SUNK, AND JAPAN LOST 4 AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

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GUADALCANAL

13-15 NOVEMBER 1942. JAPAN LOST 2 CRUISERS AND 6 DESTROYERS. WE LOST USS JUNEAU AND 700 OF ITS CREW INCLUDING THE FIVE SULLIVAN BROTHERS.