Sep 30

Naval Aviation

Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:01 AM


This silent film, shot circa 1930, contains footage of aircraft squadrons from the first aircraft carriers of the United States Navy: USS Langley (CV-1), USS Lexington (CV-2), and USS Saratoga (CV-3).


  • Visit (Now deceased) ‘Navy Centenarian Sailor’, 103 year old, former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Radioman (ACRM, Combat Aircrewman), later wartime commissioned Chief Warrant Officer Julio ‘Jay’ Ereneta, U. S. Navy (Ret.), thirty year career veteran of World War One and World War Two. First flew aircrewman in August 1922. Flew rearseat Radioman/Gunner (1920s/1930s) in the tactical air squadrons of the Navy’s first aircraft carriers, USS LANGLEY (CV-1) and USS LEXINGTON (CV-2).

    San Diego, California

  • Navigator

    Does anyone know from when date the flight deck crew colored jersey scheme? I would have gathered the basic blue, red, brown, yellow and purple appeared not much after Lexington and Saratoga with their large decks and complements were put into commission.

    Southern California