"The First Yale Unit and The Birth of Naval Aviation" (Special film screening & panel)

"The First Yale Unit and The Birth of Naval Aviation" (Special film screening & panel)
Date: 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Yale Veterans Association
cordially invites you
to a special screening and panel discussion
of the
film documentary

The First Yale Unit and The Birth of Naval Aviation

Join us on Veterans Day
for this fascinating look at a key chapter in our nation’s military history
and great conversation
with the filmmakers and special guests.

 

This film chronicles the story of a group of Yale students who, in 1916, formed a privately funded air militia that became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and whose members were among the first to ship overseas and fight for their country in World War I.  The story of the First Yale Unit is one of service and sacrifice, and paints a representative picture of America coming of age in the 20th century and the American experience in the First World War.

 

This screening of The First Yale Unit celebrates the 100th Anniversary of U.S. naval aviation, and the return of Navy ROTC and Air Force ROTC to Yale!

Friday, November 11, 2011
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Yale University
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Free and Open to the Public

 
 

 
 

 

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