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Circa 1957

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Naval Aeronautical Organization OPNAV NOTICE 05400 for Fiscal Year 1958 dated 9 December 1957 is: DECLASSIFIED per Office of Chief of Naval Operations on 9 December 1962 by Op-501. U. S. Naval Aircraft Torpedo Unit..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/nao53-68/fy1958-dec57.pdf [07DEC2006]

Mission: Conduct aircraft torpedo drops and torpedo tracking for the Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I.

Accomplish assigned project involving aerodynamics and hydrodynamic characteristics, and the most effective launching techniques for airborne underwater weapons.

When directed, assist in BIS trials of new type aircraft used for lwching underwater weapons.

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