Item #1104 The First Yale Unit: A Story of Naval Aviation 1916-1919. Ralph Paine, elahaye.
The First Yale Unit: A Story of Naval Aviation 1916-1919
The First Yale Unit: A Story of Naval Aviation 1916-1919
Yale and the Founding of U.S. Naval Aviation

The First Yale Unit: A Story of Naval Aviation 1916-1919

Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1925. First printing. Well illustrated with black and white photographs. Cloth over boards. Tall octavos. xii, 305 and viii, 398 pages. Near fine. Bound in dark blue ribbed cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spines and upper boards. Hinges sound, spine heels bumped, clean and bright overall.

The First Yale Unit was founded by Yale sophomore F. Trubee Davison in 1915, and is considered the origin of U.S. Naval Aviation. Davison and some fellow Yale students took the initiative to lean to fly in preparation for what they believed was America's inevitable entry into World War I. These well illustrated volumes cover the unit's formation and service in the war, including the accounts of several individual pilots and the Navy's first flying ace, David S. Ingalls.An excellent history.

Ref. NOFFSINGER 2117.


Item #1104

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