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