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Chief of Naval Air
Rear Admiral Magruder
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Chief of Naval Air
A Naval Aviator is not made overnight. He is the result of the combined ejorts of hundreds of people and
hundredspf hours, both on the ground and in the air. This then is the story of the blending of man and
machine into a finely tuned weapons system, and it is the story of the Naval Air Basic Training Command.
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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.
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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.
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Here is where the metarnorphoszs begins. The stu
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Navy. Mentally and physically he soon adapts to the
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