Whiting, Kenneth, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1943, NAS New York
Service Years
1905 - 1943

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Bethesda, MD

Date of Passing
Apr 24, 1943
Location of Interment
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Last Known Activity

Body buried at sea
Specifically: According to his wishes, in the deepest part of Long Island Sound.


Other Comments:

The last Naval aviator to be trained by Orville Wright. Designated Naval Aviator # 16

Died on Active Duty

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Naval Aviator Wings
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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Shark/ A-7 (SS-8)Newport News Navy YardSchool Assignments - Staff
NAS PensacolaCNO - OPNAVUSS Langley (CV-1)USS Saratoga (CV-3)
Naval War College (Staff)USS Ranger (CV-4)COMPATWING 1 (CPW-1)NAS New York
  1905-1907, USS West Virginia (ACR-5)
  1907-1908, USS Concord (PG-3)
  1908-1908, USS Supply (1873)
  1908-1908, USS Concord (PG-3)
  1908-1908, SUBBASE Cavite PI
  1908-1908, USS Shark/ A-7 (SS-8)
  1908-1910, USS Porpoise / A-6 (SS-7)
  1910-1911, USS Tarpon (SS-14)
  1911-1911, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Newport News Navy Yard
  1911-1912, USS Seal (SS-19.5)
  1912-1914, USS G-1 (SS-19.5)
  1914-1914, Naval Flight School
  1914-1916, NAS Pensacola
  1916-1917, USS Washington (ACR-11)
  1917-1917, USS Neptune (AC-8)
  1917-1918, NAS Pauillac, France
  1918-1919, NAS Killingholme
  1919-1921, CNO - OPNAV
  1922-1924, USS Langley (CV-1)
  1924-1926, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1926-1927, CNO - OPNAV
  1927-1929, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1929-1930, Commander, Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Fleet
  1930-1932, NAS Hampton Roads
  1932-1933, Naval War College (Staff)
  1933-1933, USS Langley (CV-1)
  1933-1934, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Newport News Navy Yard
  1934-1934, USS Ranger (CV-4)
  1934-1935, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1935-1937, NAS Ford Island
  1937-1938, COMPATWING 1 (CPW-1)
  1939-1940, 3rd Naval District
  1943-1943, NAS New York
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1901-1905, United States Naval Academy
  1932-1933, Naval War College
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