Flashcards in Phase I, Block XII - Naval Aviation Heritage Deck (9)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
When was the first carrier landing, and what was involved?
- 10 March 1948
- FJ-1 Fury landed on USS Boxer (CV 21).
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.
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