Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This Day in Naval History (USN)

1918 - First Marine Aviation Force formed at Marine Flying Field, Miami.

(Marine Aviation was officially born on May 22, 1912, when First Lieutenant Alfred A. Cunningham, USMC, reported to the camp “for duty in connection with aviation.” This was several months after the Naval Aviation Camp was established at Annapolis in 1911, manned by Lieutenants T. G. Ellyson, John Rodgers and J. H. Towers, plus mechanics and three aircraft.)

Lt Alfred A. Cunningham, first Marine aviator

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