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Naval Aviation News - Apr 1944

Naval Aviation News - Apr 1944

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Published by CAP History Library
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Published by: CAP History Library on Nov 02, 2011
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CONTENTS
BlimpPatrol...
GrampawPettlbone
Did
YouKnow?CarTier:Repairs...Birds
andBeastsas
'Food
ShoreStations
1
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IslandInstaUations17
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21
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32
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APRILI.19U
BLIMPPATROL
S
INCE
~(Jril
1
15.whenthe
Navy
Department
00-
traetsdforthefirstnou-rigidairship,theblimphas
beenau
Integral
part
elf
naval
aviation.
Becauseofits
Inherenteharacteristicsofstaying
a10ftforloug
period
of
timeandoftLorou.ghly
coveriug
'assignedareas,
tile
blimphasbeenrecognizedasheingparticularlyadapt-abletocoastalpatrol.
Oneofthehli:mp'smostueflll
contribu
!jons
has
beeninsl1ippillgcontrolincoastalarea:,helpingtoasembl
conoys,gettingLLevarioussnonstogtherandI
eating
and
vflrifyil1g
theposlti
n
of
fndividual
unitserships.
£~ing
speciallysuited
to
night
flying
and
to
are
S
of
lowvisibility,theblimphn
becomeanven
morauseful
memberof
the
lavy'.s
coastal
patrol
team.
Armed
wit~1
depth
ehargas
well
asmachinegunsandspecialdetectionequipment.theblimphasexer-eisoddefnsivepatrnlwork
by
its
werepresence,pre-ventingenemysubmarinesfrommaneuvering
on
thsurface,thusfucilitatingthe
safe
movementofshippingthroughcoastalwaters.Tl)8
airship
capitalizesonItslowspeedand
highvisibility,
whioh
makesit
all
ex-
l,,,,,llent
oh.
rvation
platform.
M
ANY
ARE
"I'Ill:
.fIIilSOUES
attributedtotheblimp
as
it
patrolscoastalareas.Seamenandairmenalike,aUriftonrubberboatsandsmall
etllft
orclingingtosome
bit
ofwreckage.owetheirlivesto
vigilant
airshipcrewmenwhosightedthemandcalledsurfacecraft.
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