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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Naval Aviation History Branch

Naval Aviation Topics posted on the Web Site

The Naval Aviation History Office was established in January 1942. The office deals with subject matter on Naval Aviation from its beginnings in 1911 to the present time. It provides research assistance; maintains record collections; and publishes articles, monographs, and books on Naval Aviation. Due to staff limitations, the office only responds to official government phone requests at (202) 433-4355. All other requests must be submitted in writing. Extensive personal research requests are beyond the scope of the office. The general public should submit their requests in writing to Naval Historical Center, Naval Aviation History Branch, 805 Kidder Breese SE, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. 20374-5060. Processing time for reference requests is 4 to 8 weeks. The office is open to the public weekdays, except Wednesdays, and researchers are welcome to visit the office to conduct their research.

Location:

Washington Navy Yard, Ground floor of Building 200, outside entrance is on the west side of the building on 10th Street. After entering the Washington Navy Yard at the 9th and M Street Navy Yard gate go one block to the stoplight and turn left at the light onto N Street. Go another block to the intersection of N Street and 10th Street and turn left, Building 200 is on the corner of this intersection. The outside entrance to the office is on the 10th Street side of Building 200 on the ground floor. The office is also accessible to the handicapped via an inside entrance. Map of the Washington Navy Yard and information on visiting the Naval Historical Center.

Hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 0900 - 1600 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday and Friday: 0900 - 1600 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
CLOSED: Weekends and Federal holidays

Naval Aviation Topics and Information:

Instruction and guidelines for Navy Aviation Squadron Lineage and approval of Naval Aviation Command Insignia (OPNAVINST 5030.4F)

Aviation Commands that are going to be Deactivated or Disestablished

 What to do when your squadron is going to be Deactivated, your shore command is going to be Disestablished, or an aircraft carrier is going to be Decommissioned.

Approved Insignia for Current Operating Navy Squadrons (Listing is by Community and includes the squadron's lineage.)

Chronology of Significant Events in Naval Aviation-- 1898 to 1995 from the publication United States Naval Avaition 1910-1995 published by the Naval Avaition History Office.

Naval Aviation Data from the book United States Naval Aviation 1910-1995 (Note: These are large .pdf files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher to view, click here to download a copy of the free reader from Adobe):

Naval Aviation's Involvement by Conflict

 
Historical Data on U.S. Aircraft Carriers

Historic Data on Current Naval Aircraft, including line drawings

 
Historical Aircraft

 
Squadron Histories from the book Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons, Volume 1, The History of VA/ VAH, VAK, VAL, VAP and VFA Squadrons. Published by the Naval Aviation History Office in 1995. (Note: These are large .pdf files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher to view, click here to download a copy of the free reader from Adobe).

 
Squadron Histories from the book Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons, Volume 2, The History of VP, VPB, VP(HL) and VP(AM) Squadrons. Published by the Naval Aviation History Office in 2000. (Note: These are large .pdf files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher to view, click here to download a copy of the free reader from Adobe).

 
 Squadron Lineage by Community

 
 The Navy's Lighter-than-Air Story.

Origins, General Information and Publications

 
Records and Special Collections and other Repositories

 
Announcement of Public Domain Release

Related resources:

Sources of Aircraft Drawings

Fee Schedule for Record and Microfilm Duplication

U.S. Naval Aircraft Markings

Aviation insignia sources, including places that sell aviation patches

Current Aviation Squadron Lineages (also available as a .pdf file)

Flight 19 Packet (The Lost Patrol)

Related Naval Aviation (Navy Department) Internet Sites:

Naval Aviation Commands are listed in the Navy On Line section of "Naval Web Sites List-Alphabetically"      


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11 August 2004