AERONAUTICS: Mustin Dies

In the recent death of Captain Henry C. Mustin, Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, aviation has lost one of its most devoted exponents and the Navy a capable officer, often termed the father of Naval aviation. Captain Mustin was largely responsible for the establishment of the Bureau of Aeronautics and the shaping of the Navy's air policy in recent years. Inventor of the catapult idea of launching airplanes from shipboard, he was also the first pilot to be launched in this manner. As first Commander of the Aircraft Squadrons of...

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