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Air Department records, February 14, 1944–1973, n.d.

Identifier: I.B.a
The Air Department was responsible for landing and launching operations. They also handled and serviced aircraft and maintained the equipment necessary for these functions. Air Department personnel were ship's company, and the department was a permanent shipboard activity. Some records in this series originate with aircraft handling divisions V-2 and V-3. V-2 Division operated the steam catapults and their associated equipment and the arresting gear. V-3 Division was hangar deck crew, which handled all movement of aircraft on the hangar deck; maintained and operated all firefighting equipment, casualty equipment, the roller curtains, the hangar doors, the hangar sprinkler, and water curtains systems; and was largely responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of hangar spaces.


  • Majority of material found within February 14, 1944–1973, n.d.

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Some folders may contain personally identifiable information, which will be reviewed before providing access to the public. Within the operational records series, personnel management records that provide performance evaluations of individuals should be reviewed for privacy concerns before providing access to the public.


From the Collection: 23 Cubic Feet : 23 linear feet housed in document boxes and half document boxes AC 10–AC 54 on S19-C to S20-E; Oversize material in Oversize Box AC 1 on S20-E, Double Oversize Boxes AC 1–AC 6 on S4-A, and Flat File FA-5; Cased volumes AC 2–AC 16 on S4-A and S19-D; material treated for mold in document box and double oversize box in Intake Room


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