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First take off from a ship?

14 November 1910

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First pilot to take off from a ship?

Civilian pilot Eugene Ely

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First plane to take off from what ship?

50-hp Curtis plane built on the bow of the USS BIRMINGHAM

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Where did Ely land?

Safely on Willoughby spit

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Where was the ship at anchor when Ely took off?

Hampton Roads Va

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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.

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First fatality of Naval aviation?

Ensign William D. Billinsley

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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.

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8 May 1911?

Captain W. I. Chambers prepared requisitions for two Glenn Curtis Biplanes.

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What planes were the Navy's first aircraft?

A-1 Triad

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How much were the Navy's first planes purchased for?

$5,500 each

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22 October 1917?

Special courses to train inspectors were added to the ground school program at MIT with 14 men enrolled.

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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)

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10 March 1948

FJ-1 Fury, the first Navy jet made it's first carrier landing on the USS Boxer (CV-21)

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7-8 May 1942

Battle of Coral Sea

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3-5 June 1942

Battle of Midway

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13-15 November 1942

Battle of Guadalcanal