#OTD in 1911, Lieutenant (junior grade) John H. Towers reported to Hammondsport, New York, for flight training under Glenn Curtiss. He eventually was designated Naval Aviator Number 3.
OTD in 1911 Lieutenant junior grade John H Towers reported to Hammondsport
Today marks the birthday of legendary Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Puller, whose exploits on battlefields from Central America to the Pacific to Korea are stuff of legend. Early in his career Puller attempted to become a naval aviator at NAS Pensacola, but did not complete the course. This page from his Aviation Training Jacket notes the hard charging spirit for which he...
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Today marks the birthday of legendary Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis Chesty
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#OTD in 2001 Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 became the first squadron to complete transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
OTD in 2001 Strike Fighter Squadron VFA 115 became the first squadron
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The Navy accepted its first T-34C Turbo Mentor #OTD in 1976. Among our naval aviator fans, what are some of your memories of flying this longtime primary trainer?
The Navy accepted its first T34C Turbo Mentor OTD in 1976 Among
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Tips for Parents bringing kids to the museum! Make the visit interactive by taking advantage of the Museum’s free Scavenger Hunt. Designed for grades 6 through 12, it will keep the kids moving so they don’t get bored, and it’s a great way to explore Naval Aviation’s rich history, from early pioneers to space explorers. Visit the link and download the Scavenger Hunt-->[ Bit.ly Link ]
Tips for Parents bringing kids to the museum Make the visit interactive
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The rigid airship Macon (ZRS 5) was placed in commission #OTD in 1933.
The rigid airship Macon ZRS 5 was placed in commission OTD in 1933
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We need your help--vote for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show in the USA TODAY 10Best's Best Air Show category! You can vote once a day now through Monday, July 17 at noon ET!
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This edition of #WarbirdWednesday focuses on the Navy's last operational flying boat, the P5M Marlin, the first contract for which was issued by the Navy in June 1946, 71 years ago this month.
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Steve Berg
Mark Peverley
F-14 Tomcats of Fighter Squadron (VF) 301 pictured returning to Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nevada, #OTD in 1991.
F14 Tomcats of Fighter Squadron VF 301 pictured returning to Naval Air
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#MemorabiliaMonday is recognition models used to train World War II naval aviators and aircrewmen how to spot the enemy at a glance.
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Happy Father's Day Facebook Fans!
Happy Fathers Day Facebook Fans
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The aircraft carrier Monterey (CVL 26) was placed in commission #OTD in 1943. One of the many who served as a member of her crew was future President of the United States Gerald R. Ford, seen here playing basketball on an aircraft elevator.
The aircraft carrier Monterey CVL 26 was placed in commission OTD in
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According to TripAdvisor and Yelp, our Museum is not only Pensacola’s #1 attraction but also one of the “Top Museums in the U.S.” Check out our list of do’s and don’ts to help make sure you have a 5-star experience, too-->[ Bit.ly Link ]
According to TripAdvisor and Yelp our Museum is not only Pensacolas 1
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An F7U Cutlass of Fighter Squadron (VF) 124 pictured during flight operations on board the carrier Hancock (CVA 19) steaming off Southern California #OTD in 1954.
An F7U Cutlass of Fighter Squadron VF 124 pictured during flight operations
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An F4U-4 Corsair of Fighter Squadron (VF) 5A pictured in flight near San Diego, California, #OTD in 1948. The pilot was Commander Walter F. Madden.
An F4U4 Corsair of Fighter Squadron VF 5A pictured in flight near
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The Navy issued its first contract for the E-1 Tracer airborne early warning aircraft #OTD in 1956.
The Navy issued its first contract for the E1 Tracer airborne early
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In celebration of Flag Day we present the Stars and Stripes flown over the aircraft carrier Bunker Hill (CV 17) when she was attacked by kamikaze aircraft on May 11, 1945.
In celebration of Flag Day we present the Stars and Stripes flown
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U.S. Navy Blue Angels practice show cancelled today due to weather conditions. Come hang out inside the museum, it's the perfect rainy day activity!
US Navy Blue Angels practice show cancelled today due to weather conditions
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Jason Dee
Happy Birthday to our only naval aviator Commander-in Chief, President George H.W. Bush. This image shows a section of life raft signed by then-Lieutenant (junior grade) Bush following his rescue by the submarine Finback after he was shot down over Chichi Jima on September 2, 1944.
Happy Birthday to our only naval aviator Commanderin Chief President George HW
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Dave McMullen
An F9C Sparrowhawk assigned to the heavier-than-air detachment on board the rigid airship Macon (ZRS 5) pictured on the ground at Naval Air Station (NAS) Moffett Field, California, #OTD in 1934.
An F9C Sparrowhawk assigned to the heavierthanair detachment on board the rigid
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