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November 14, 1910

Eugene Ely takes off USS Birmingham in 50-hp Curtiss plane.

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Date: Eugene Ely takes off USS Birmingham in 50-hp Curtiss plane.

November 14, 1910

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May 8, 1911

Birthdate of Naval aviation.

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Date: Birthdate of Naval aviation.

May 8, 1911

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What makes may 8, 1911 the birthdate of naval aviation?

Capt. Chambers requisitions two Glenn Curtiss biplanes for $5,500 each.

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What was the Navy's first aircraft?

A-1 triad

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What later became the A-1 triad?

The Glenn Curtiss biplanes.

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June 20, 1913

Ensign Billingsley dies. Thrown from B-2. First fatality of naval aviation.

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Date: First fatality of naval aviation.

June 20, 1913

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October 22, 1917

Inspector school founded.

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Date: Inspector school founded.

October 22, 1917

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March 20, 1922

The Jupiter (a former collier) re-commissioned as the Navy's first carrier: the USS Langley (CV-1)

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The Jupiter (a former collier) re-commissioned as the Navy's first carrier: the USS Langley (CV-1)

March 20, 1922

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March 10, 1948

FJ-1 Fury, the first Navy jet made its first carrier landing on the USS Boxer.

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FJ-1 Fury, the first Navy jet made its first carrier landing on the USS Boxer.

March 10, 1948

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What was significant about the battle of coral sea and when did it take place?

May 7-8, 1942. First ever carrier vs. carrier battle. Yorktown damaged, Lexington sunk.

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What was significant about the battle of midway and when did it take place?

June 3-5, 1942. Turning point of the war. Sank 3 Japanese carriers even though out-numbered. Yorktown sunk.

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What was significant about the battle of Guadalcanal and when did it take place?

13-15 November, 1942. Five Sullivan brothers.