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Old January 13th 05, 02:59 AM
Tex Houston
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"vincent p. norris" wrote in message
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My grandfather, Naval Aviator #711, told me about standing up in the
cockpit
and peeing over the side of his plane.


That would also indicate he was designated between 1911 and 1919.
During those years 2834 Naval Aviators were designated.


I got my wings in February, 1951, and my number is V-1493.

Anyone know how they got from 2834 in 1919 and V-1493 in 1951?

vince norris


The numbering system has had changes. See http://www.history.navy.mil/ ,
click on Naval Aviation History and click on

The History of Naval Aviator and Naval Aviation Pilot Designations and
Numbers, The Training of Naval Aviators and the Number Trained (Designated)

Tex Houston


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Old January 13th 05, 04:06 AM
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Ogden Johnson III wrote:

Gord Beaman wrote:

"Leadfoot" wrote:


was held by Tzus (sp?) fasteners at the rear

Its Dzus, at least thats the way it was spelled on the last blueprint I saw.


Yes, Dzus is correct...god knows I turned a lot of them on
Lancaster engine cowlings 'lo these many long years ago'...
(you don't pronounce the "D")


Thanks, Gord, for the pronunciation note. Fortunately, I was
able to spend ~18 years in USMC aviation [and twenty-mumble years
since] without once having to actually /say/ that word. *Typed*
it a lot, but never, once, had to say it.

[Never heard it pronounced, either. Dunno if it was Marine
aviation wide, but everyone on our flight line always just said
something like "undo the frammis panel fasteners, take it off,
and then remove that gubeck Top Rock told us to replace".]


Yes...it's pronounced like the God 'Zeus' (or like I imagine it's
spelled anyway...)
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Old January 13th 05, 04:32 AM
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"Dave Kearton"
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"Gord Beaman" wrote in message

| Jim Carriere wrote:
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|| Dave Kearton wrote:
||| I always thought the 'correct' term was alighting, that is if you
||| do it correctly.
||
|| Yeah, I was gonna mention that, but "alighting" sounds so... cold and
|| clinical.
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| Yes indeedy...not really in keeping with the usual mental picture
| of the dashing, intrepid, steely eyed, big watch equipped,
| aviator huh?
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| -Gord.
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That's what I was thinking Gord. It sounds more like a ballet-practice
term and that real men TM would not alight gently into the water surface,
but SLAM into it, splashing everyone at the pier.


Hell no...Real Men wouldn't be caught dead tippy-toeing down and
alighting gently. The wrist must be very flexible to allow that
action...and they cannot wear a big watch, it's weight would damp
that fluttery hold on the tip of the stick.
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Old January 13th 05, 04:53 PM
Ogden Johnson III
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Gord Beaman wrote:

Ogden Johnson III wrote:


Gord Beaman wrote:


"Leadfoot" wrote:


was held by Tzus (sp?) fasteners at the rear


Its Dzus, at least thats the way it was spelled on the last blueprint I saw.


Yes, Dzus is correct...god knows I turned a lot of them on
Lancaster engine cowlings 'lo these many long years ago'...
(you don't pronounce the "D")


Thanks, Gord, for the pronunciation note. Fortunately, I was
able to spend ~18 years in USMC aviation [and twenty-mumble years
since] without once having to actually /say/ that word. *Typed*
it a lot, but never, once, had to say it.

[Never heard it pronounced, either. Dunno if it was Marine
aviation wide, but everyone on our flight line always just said
something like "undo the frammis panel fasteners, take it off,
and then remove that gubeck Top Rock told us to replace".]


Yes...it's pronounced like the God 'Zeus' (or like I imagine it's
spelled anyway...)


Late thought. Mebbe it's because Marine airedales tend to be
Christians and not Heathens. i.e., *Zeus* fasteners might be
out, but we gave the helos' Jesus nuts their props. ;-
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Old January 14th 05, 01:36 AM
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Late thought. Mebbe it's because Marine airedales tend to be
Christians and not Heathens.


Devildogs Christians?


i.e., *Zeus* fasteners might be
out, but we gave the helos' Jesus nuts their props. ;-
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Old January 14th 05, 05:18 AM
vincent p. norris
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Thanks, Tom and Tex, for those informative sites.

vince norris
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Old January 14th 05, 12:08 PM
Jim
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YUP! Had that happen many times. every once in a while - one of them would
loosen fall onto the bench.


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Old January 14th 05, 05:42 PM
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"Leadfoot" wrote:

Late thought. Mebbe it's because Marine airedales tend to be
Christians and not Heathens.


Devildogs Christians?


[Pssssst Leadfoot ...
You didn't get this from me, since its a closely held,
Jarhead-only thing, but the grunts have always been leery of
airedales calling themselves Devil Dogs. {Some of them even
question us calling ourselves Marines.}]
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Old January 16th 05, 03:35 AM
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[Pssssst Leadfoot ...
You didn't get this from me, since its a closely held,
Jarhead-only thing, but the grunts have always been leery of
airedales calling themselves Devil Dogs. {Some of them even
question us calling ourselves Marines.}]


Reminds me that when I spent a year as a Forward Air Controller with a
battalion of the 5th Marines, we "hit the beach" at Vieques, so
overwhelming the enemy that they disappeared without a trace!

We lived in those pyramidal (sp?) tents for a couple of months, and to
raise our standard of living, we two airdales and one naval gunfire
officer scrounged some pallets and laid a floor in our tent, to stay
out of the mud.

One day the battalion S-3 came by, looked in our tent with obvious
disgust, blended with contempt, and said, "You airdales! You always
want to be COMFORTABLE!"

vince norris
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Old February 6th 05, 03:16 PM
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Mebbe it's because Marine airedales tend to be
Christians and not Heathens. BRBR


Only when they have to operate on the 'boat' at night.
P. C. Chisholm
CDR, USN(ret.)
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