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October 1992 Naval Aviation News Magazine

October 1992 Naval Aviation News Magazine

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Flagship Publication of Naval Aviation
Oldest U.S. Navy Periodical, Volume 74, No. 6, September-October 1992
Womanpower in
Naval Aviation —
20 Years of Progress . 12
The Navy's Newest — George Washington Commissioned 10
Forrestal: Men + Women = Crew . 22
Forrestal — Classroom of the Future . 24
Shooter: One of the Last 'Firsts' . . 25
Naval Air Test and Evaluation Museum: 13(
for an Enjoyable Afternoon 26
Postgraduate Safety — The Navy Way . 28
Naval Aviation in WW II: Patrol Aviation in the Pacific in WW II, Part 2 30
SAR Swimmers = Saviors 36
Flight Line: Perspective on Respect 1
Grampaw Pettibone 2
Airscoop 4
Naval Aircraft: P-59 Airacomet 20
People—Planes—Places 37
Professional Reading 40
ANA Bimonthly Photo Competition 40
Flight Bag inside back cover
COVERS — Front: Shooter Lt. Robin A. Erichsen prepares an A-6 Intruder for launching from the flight deck of Forrestal (AVT-16) off the coast of Florida. Back: Forrestal air department crew members adjust aircraft tie-down chains. Photos by J01 (SW) Eric S. Sesit.
RAdm. Riley D. Mixson
Assistant Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare)
Published by the Naval Historical Center
under the auspices of the Chief of Naval Operations
Dr. Dean C. Allard
Director of Naval History
Cdr. Stephen R. Silverio
Director, Naval Aviation History and Publication Division
Staff
LCdr. Richard R. Burgess Editor
Capty RusRausaManaging Editor
Charles C. Cooney Art Director
Joan A. Fresher Associate Editor
JOCS B. A. Cornfeld Associate Editor
J01(SW) Eric S. Seslt Assistant Editor
Associates
Harold Andrews
Technical Advisor
Cdr. Peter Mersky, USNR
Book Review Editor
Cept. R. Rause, USNR (Ret.)
Contributing Editor
Publication Policy:
Naval Aviation News considers for publication unsolicited manuscripts, photo essays, artwork, and general news about aircraft, organizations, history, and/or human endeavors which are the core of Naval Aviation. All military contributors should forward articles about their commands only after internal security review and the permission of the commanding officer. Manuscripts will be returned upon request.
For further guidelines on submissions, contact Managing Editor, Naval Aviation News, at AV 288-4407/8/9 or (202) 4334407/8/9; FAX (202) 433-2343.
Subscription Information:
Naval Aviation News (USPS 323-310; ISSN 0028-1417) is published bimonthly for the Chief of Naval Operations by the Naval Historical Center. Editorial offices are located in Building 157-1, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., 20374-5059. Second-class postage is paid at Washington, D.C., and additional mailing offices. Naval Aviation News is for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, phone (202) 783-3238. Annual subscription: $7.50.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Naval Aviation News, GPO Order Desk, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. The Secretary of the Navy has determined that this publication is necessary in the transaction of business required by law. Funds for printing have been approved by the Navy Publications and Printing Policy Committee.

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