US Naval Air Station - Yearbook (Whiting Field, FL)

 - Class of 1963

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CAPTAIN KENNETH WHITINC, USN NAVAL AVIATOR 16 He commanded the first aeronautical unit sent fro CAPTAIN KENNETH WHITING Captain Kenneth Whiting, after Whom the U. S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field was named, was an early pioneer in aviation. He was taught to fly by Orville Wright and was awarded naval aviator cer- tiHcate No. 16. i S? 1- 1 , . .3525 -' A , -fl' QU. 1 X 3 .,,!w" -. the United States to reach France in World War One After WWI, he helped fit out the first experimental air craft carrier USS Langley, and served as executive offi cer when she was commissioned. He also helped plan and fit out the USS Lexingto and USS Saratoga. Captain Whiting was graduated from the Naval Acc demy in 1905 and remained on active duty until his deat in April 1943. He was awarded the Victory Medal, Overseas Clas the American Defense Medal, and the Legion of Hono rank of Chevalier, by the government of France. For meritorious service in World War I he was award ed the Navy Cross. .V-if 'A-Srl' .j glgl-E 1.1 Z! V F ...nk fling" i:j!A?'-'wil -. l, ll- . - ,.-f - . W I' , A - W. X , A , I U, ,N f f, Y '- ,A f . -... -- I t TI'7'i,. R ei-trim.-star, - I s 113 - '. - A 49511-av ll5t"4l"215"'- - ljfr 'caan L .V

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Since its commissioning in July of 1943 Whiting Field has played an important role in the training of pilots for America's fleet. At the present time it pro- vides facilities and support to Training Squadrons TWO, THREE and SIX. These operational squadrons are based at the two separate air fields located on the station. VT-2 and VT-6 make their home at North Field and VT-3 is located at South Field. During WWII naval aviation cadets and officer students received training in instruments and radio at Whiting. With the cessation of hostilities, medium and heavy bombers were based here for almost two years. It was during this period that Whiting became a Naval ' ir Station and was under the Naval Air Advanced raining Command. In 1948 the field reverted to an auxiliary status nd was returned to the Naval Air Basic Training ommand. During 1949 and 1950 the famed "Blue Angels' ade their home at Whiting and also the Navy's rst jet training unit, JTU-ONE. With the outbreak of the Korean Conflict and the esultant step-up of aviation training, Whiting was evoted entirely to the primary phase of training. During the eight years, from May 1948 until Octo- ber of 1956, when primary training was conducted at Whiting more than 18,000 students completed that phase of their instruction here. In October of 1956 the Instrument - Formation phase of basic flight training was moved to Whiting from Saufley Field and in turn Saufley took over the job of teaching Primary. Still another phase was added to the Whiting sylla- bus in December 19595 Multi-Engine Training which had formerly been conducted at Sherman Field, was moved to Whiting. On May 1, 1960 Basic Training Groups TWO, THREE and SIX were redesignated and commission- ed Training Squadrons of the same number. The commissionin caused no chan e in the fli ht train- 8 S 8 ing mission, they continued to teach instruments, formation and multi-engine flying. VT-2 and VT-3 each have approximately 150 of- ficers and 650 enlisted men. VT-6 has approximately 50 officers and 175 men. To furnish the academic training, messing, berth- ing, medical and dental treatment and other support needed by these squadrons, Whiting has approximate- ly 85 ofiicers and 800 enlisted men assigned to the uhomen base. l hx ' I l 1



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