December 1995 Naval Aviation News Magazine
gship Publication of Naval Avi
The U.S. Navy's Oldest Periodical, Volume 78, No. 1, November-December 1995
RAdm. Brent M. Bennitt
Director, Air Warfare
Published by the Naval Historical Center
under the auspices of the Chief of Naval Operations
Dr. William S. Dudley
Director, Naval Historical Center
LCdr. Diana T. Cangelosi Editor
Sandy Russell Managing Editor
Charles C. Cooney Art Director
Wendy Karppi Associate Editor
J02 Jerry Knaak Assistant Editor
J02 E. Blake Towler Assistant Editor
Harold Andrews Technical Advisor
Cdr. Peter Mersky, USNR (Ret.) Book Review Editor
Capt. R. Rausa, USNR (Ret.) Contributing Editor
LCdr. Richard R. Burgess, USN (Ret.) Contributing Editor
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"The Famous Fighting Ship" Ends Service . . .11 NAS Key West: Vigilance in Paradise 14
Key West Change of Command
Breaks New Ground 20
The Ghost of Midway 22
Preserving History from the Deep 22
In the Wake of Victory 24
Naval History Takes On
New Director, New Direction 35
1995 Index 40
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Flight Line: The State of Naval Aviation 1
Grampaw Pettibone 12
ANA Bimonthly Photo Competition 36
Professional Reading 37
Flight Bag 39
COVERS—Art Director Charles Cooney designed this montage of WW II Naval Aviation News covers, which represents the finale of our Naval Aviation in WW II Series.
Strike Warfare 2