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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1938-03-04 - Page 1. March 4, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 29, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/858/show/854.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (March 4, 1938). The Blue Bonnet 1938-03-04 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/858/show/854

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor, The Blue Bonnet 1938-03-04 - Page 1, March 4, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 29, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/858/show/854.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1938-03-04
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor
  • Thompson, R. B., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Boris, John, circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date March 4, 1938
Description Volume V, Number 9
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Format (IMT)
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 1
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript * .- s. s....-.. e............ * Volume V, Number 9 Long Beach, California 4 March 1938 GEE, THE TAIL CONTROLS HANDLE EASILYI THEY MUST HAVE SHOT AWAY THE SLEEVE! The Big- Gunners It takes a certain number of guns and breech plugs, powder hoists and scut­tles, turrets and directors, and other mechanical essentials to make up the Main Battery equipment of a cruiser, but more important than any or all of these are the men behind the guns. From our very first drill after leav­ing the Yard, the officers knew that in the Houston gunners, the ship was so fortunate as to have the sort of men it takes to shoot the guns. Noone will forget the long days of arduous drills and training runs ( and not a few night!'. it might be mention­ed in passing), the weeks of shooting off San Clemente, and a chosen few ( Continued on page 2.) - Gunnery, Aviation Edition Early Naval Aviation Almost from the very beginning of man's conquest of the air, the Navy has had enthusiastic supporters of aviation and a great deal of the progress made in aviation has been due to the efforts of these enthusiasts. Captain Washington Irving Chambers has been rightfully called the " Father of Naval Aviation" and it was largely due to his foresight and interest in aviation that made possible the early developments made by the Navy in this field of endeavor. The following occurrences are high lights of early aval Aviation. 14 Nov. 1910- Eugene Ely made the first flight from the deck of a Man- a- War, the U. S. S. Birmingham. 15 Dec. 1910- Lieut. Theodore G. Ellyson, U. S. N., was ordered to join with Glen Curtiss and establish a flying school. 18 Jan. 1911- Ely made the first landing on a platform ( 120' by 32') constructed on the decks of the U. S. S. Pennsylvania. 26 Jan. 1911- Glen Curtis'S made first successful take off from water. 10 July 1911- Lieut. Ellyson designated as No. 1 Naval Aviator. 9 Oct. 1911- Navy established first Aviation base on Naval Reservation across Severn River from Annapolis. Three pilots and three planes made up the personnel and material on the base. 31 July 1912- Lieut. Ellyson made first catapult shot. 14 Jan. 1913- Naval Aviation went south with the Fleet and established a base at Guantan­amo, Cuba.