History of Naval Aviation Part 3 – “Flight Quarters in the Nation’s Capital”

By NHF Staff Historian Dr. Dave Winkler    Sea Power, October 2016 On April 10, 1922, at hearings of the Senate Subcommittee of Naval Affairs, Sen. David I. Walsh of Massachusetts asked Lt. Willis B. Haviland, a pilot who had been assigned to a recently commissioned ship, “What is the Langley?” Haviland responded, “She is a poor excuse for

BOOK REVIEW – The Supercarriers: The Forrestal and Kitty Hawk Classes

By Andrew Faltum, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2014) Reviewed by Mark Lardas They were the first aircraft carriers designed from the keel up to operate jet aircraft. When they appeared, they were so big a jump over their World War II predecessors; they were considered not just aircraft carriers, but rather supercarriers. And now

USS Hornet (CV-8, CV, CVA, CVS-12) 66th Reunion

Service: U.S. Navy / Marines Dates: Sept. 9-14, 2014 Location: San Antonio, TX Hotel: Hilton Double Tree-Airport Hotel 37 NE Loop 410 (McCullough) San Antonio, TX, 78216 (210) 366-2424 POC: Carl & Sandy Burket, Secretary Address: PO Box 108, Roaring Spring, PA  16673 Telephone: (814) 224-5063 Fax:  (814) 224-0078 E-mail: hornetcva@aol.com Web Site: www.usshornetassn.com/ All Ship’s