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1

When was the first take-off from a ship, and who was involved?

14 November 1910, Eugene Ely (civilian) took off in a 50-hp Gleen Curtiss biplane from USS Birmingham (CL 2), anchored in Hampton Roads, VA.

2

What date is considered to be the birthday of Naval Aviation, and who was involved?

8 May 1911, CAPT Chambers prepared requisitions for 2 Gleen Curtiss biplanes ($5,500 each).

3

When was the first fatality of Naval Aviation, and who was involved?

- 20 June 1913
- ENS Billingsley, piloting the B-2 at 1,600ft over water near Annapolis, MD, was thrown from plane and fell to his death.

4

When was the predecessors of modern QAR developed and what was involved?

- 22 October 1917
- Special courses to train inspectors were added to Ground School Program at MIT.

5

When was the Navy's first carrier commissioned and what was involved?

- 20 March 1922
- The Jupiter (former collier/coal-carrier) was converted and re-commissioned to USS Langley (CV 1).

6

When was the first carrier landing, and what was involved?

- 10 March 1948
- FJ-1 Fury landed on USS Boxer (CV 21).

7

What is the date and significance of Battle of Coral Sea?

- 7-8 May 1942
- World's first carrier verses carrier battle.
- 1 Japanese carrier damaged, USS Lexington was sunk, USS Yorktown damaged.

8

What is the date and significance of Battle of Midway?

- 3-5 June 1942
- Turning point of the Pacific War.
- 4 Japanese carriers sunk, USS Yorktown sank

9

What is the date and significance of Battle of Guadalcanal?

- 13-15 November 1942
- 5 Sullivan brothers, along with 700 others lost their lives when the USS Juneau was torpedoed.
- Incident caused Navy to reinstate policy concerning family member separations.