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14 Nov 1910

First take-off, Eugene Ely. USS Birmingham, landed in Willoughby Spit

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8 May 1911

Birthday of Navy Aviation. First planes purchased for 5,500- A-1 Triad

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20 June 1913

First Fatality of Naval Aviation

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22 Oct 1917

MIT - 14 men enrolled

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20 Mar 1922

Jupiter (former collier) re-commissioned to first carrier, USS Langley (CV-1)

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10 Mar 1948

FJ-1 Fury lands on USS Boxer

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7-8 May 1942

Coral Sea: worlds first carrier vs carrier battle. Lexington was sunk

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3-5 June 1942

Midway: turning point of Pacific War. Breaking of Japanese navel code. 3 carriers: Hornet, Enterprise, and Yorktown

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13-15 Nov 1942

Guadalcanal: family member separation due to the loss of 5 Sullivan brothers on USS Juneau

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Who was the first naval aviator in space?

CDR Alan Shepard