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Two Flights Defined Hornet’s Service

By Hill Goodspeed, Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum The aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 8) served for just 372 days, her short lifespan reflective of the fact that she put to sea in dangerous waters.   During that brief time, it can be said two distinct flights defined the service of …

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NAS Whiting Field: 75 Years of Military Excellence

By Capt. Paul Bowdich, Commanding Officer, NAS Whiting Field During World War II, in the rural fields of Milton, Florida, a small outlying field named Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field began its primary mission—producing the military’s best-trained aviation warfighters.  The value of aviation to the war and to the …

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