Chevalier, Godfrey DeCourcelles, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1922-1922, USS Langley (CV-1)
Service Years
1910 - 1922
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Norfolk, VA

Date of Passing
Nov 14, 1922
Location of Interment
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In the Line of Duty
  2014, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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Last Known Activity
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Other Comments:

LCDR Chevalier was Naval Aviator #7

LCDR Chevalier was the first US Naval Aviator to land a plane on an Aircraft Carrier - October 26, 1922

Writing about a flight with Ensign Godfrey DeC. Chevalier, Arthur Ruhl of the New York Tribune wrote, ?he turns an aeroplane into a sentient being as blithe and carefree as himself?We have been to another world and back [and] he still seems a little apart and resplendent, touched with the radiance of that thin, upper ether.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)NAS PensacolaSchool Assignments - Staff
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VAUSS Langley (CV-1)
  1910-1912, USS New Hampshire (BB-25)
  1913-1914, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1914-1915, NAS Pensacola
  1915-1916, Naval Flight School
  1916-1917, USS North Carolina (ACR-12)
  1917-1917, NAS Dunkirk, France
  1917-1917, USS Neptune (AC-8)
  1917-1918, Northern Bombing Group
  1920-1920, USS Jupiter (AC-3)
  1920-1922, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VA
  1922-1922, USS Langley (CV-1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1906-1910, United States Naval Academy
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