Category Archives: Naval Air Station

100 Years Ago, Balloon Men Tamed the Skies Over Fritch’s Lake

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – By Mark J. Price One of the lesser-known stories of World War I is the naval invasion of Fritch’s Lake. The Suffield Township pond, named for Portage County settlers John and Mary Fritch, served … Continue reading

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The Navy’s First Airship Comes to Pensacola

Source: National Naval Aviation Museum In 1916, a popular American writer Mildred Cram took a tour of the Naval Aeronautic Station at Pensacola during a research visit for an upcoming book, Old Seaport Towns of the South. She marveled at … Continue reading

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Did You Know the Lizard Peninsula Was Home to a World War I Airship Base?

Source: The Packet – As the anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War approaches, The Packet looks back a how an airship base near Mullion played a key role in defending shipping from the German submarine threat.

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