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What is the date of the first take-off from a ship?
14 November 1910
What is the name of the civilian pilot who achieved the first take-off from a ship?
From which ship was the first successful aircraft take-off?
USS Birmingham (CL 2)
When is the birthdate of Naval aviation?
08 May 1911
Which Naval officer prepared requisitions to purchase the first Navy aircraft?
Captain W.I. Chambers
The Navy purchased two Glen Curtiss bi-planes in 1911.
How much did each one cost?
What designation were these planes given?
On what date was the first fatality of Naval aviation?
20 June 1913
Who was the first fatality of Naval aviation?
Ensign William D. Billingsley
Who was the passenger who survived the mishap that killed Ensign Billingsley on 20 June 1913?
Lieutenant John H. Towers
What date is known as the birthdate of QA?
22 October 1917
How many men were originally enrolled in the Inspector School at MIT on 22 October 1917?
When was the first Navy carrier commissioned?
20 March 1922
The Jupiter, a former collier or coal-carrier, was converted to the Navy's first carrier. What was the carrier named?
USS Langley (CV-1)
When was the first carrier landing by a Navy jet?
10 March 1948
What jet made the first Navy carrier landing?
The FJ-1 Fury, the first Navy jet, made its first carrier landing on what ship?
USS Boxer (CV 21)
When was the battle of Coral Sea?
7-8 May 1942
Which U.S. carrier was sunk in the battle of Coral Sea, and which was damaged?
The USS Lexington was sunk, and the USS Yorktown was damaged.
During which battle did the world's first carrier-to-carrier battle occur?
What battle was the turning point of the Pacific war?
The Battle of Midway
When was the Battle of Midway?
3-5 June 1942
Which admiral commanded at the Battle of Midway?
Name the 3 carriers which fought in the Battle of Midway
- 1) Hornet
- 2) Enterprise
- 3) Yorktown
Which U.S. carrier was sunk at the Battle of Midway?
The USS Yorktown
How many aircraft carriers did Japan have in the Battle of Midway, and how many did the U.S. sink?
- They had 4.
- We sunk 4.
When was the Battle of Guadalcanal?
13-15 November 1942
Which ship was sunk at the Battle of Guadalcanal?
The USS Juneau
What happened as a result of the sinking of the USS Juneau, which led to the Navy reinstating its policy of separating family members?
All 5 Sullivan brothers were killed
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