Flashcards in Naval Aviation Heritage Deck (17)
First take off from a ship?
14 November 1910
First pilot to take off from a ship?
Civilian pilot Eugene Ely
First plane to take off from what ship?
50-hp Curtis plane built on the bow of the USS BIRMINGHAM
Where did Ely land?
Safely on Willoughby spit
Where was the ship at anchor when Ely took off?
Hampton Roads Va
20 June 1913
Ensign William D. Billingsley, piloting the B-2 at 1,600 feet over their water near Annapolis, Md., was thrown from the plane and fell to his death.
First fatality of Naval aviation?
Ensign William D. Billinsley
What happened to the passenger of the B-2 on 20 June 1913?
Lieutenant John H. Towers was unseated but cling to the plane and fell with it into the water, receiving serious injuries.
8 May 1911?
Captain W. I. Chambers prepared requisitions for two Glenn Curtis Biplanes.
What planes were the Navy's first aircraft?
How much were the Navy's first planes purchased for?
22 October 1917?
Special courses to train inspectors were added to the ground school program at MIT with 14 men enrolled.
20 March 1922
The Jupiter, a former collier or coal-carrier, was re-commissioned after conversion to the Navy's first carrier, the USS LANGLEY ( CV-1)
10 March 1948
FJ-1 Fury, the first Navy jet made it's first carrier landing on the USS Boxer (CV-21)
7-8 May 1942
Battle of Coral Sea
3-5 June 1942
Battle of Midway