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USS CURTISS AV-4 HOMEPAGE 1940-1957
EARNED SEVEN BATTLE STARS
The current officers and committeemen of the USS Curtiss (AV-4) Association wish to thank all of you who have visited this site. We especially want to thank those of you who have sent articles and pictures for publication. We have received some very positive feedback on the web site information from varied and many sources.
This is the home page for the USS Curtiss (AV-4) Association. The
Curtiss was a seaplane tender in the United States Navy. It was
commissioned in 1940 and decommissioned in 1957. She had a very
illustrious duty history including surviving the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and a kamikaze hit in 1945. The Curtiss received seven battle stars for World War II service. She was also involved in the Korean action and played a major roll in the Pacific Atomic Testing projects.
The Curtiss was named for Glenn Hammond Curtiss born 21 May 1878 in Hammonsport, NY, a renowned pioneer in aviation. He set many aeronautical records and designed several types of planes, including the Navy Curtiss flying boats, which in 1919 were the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic. Curtiss trained many of the early naval aviators and established a firm to manufacture aircraft. He
was actively concerned with naval aviation until his death on 23 July 1930.
A museum, in Hammondsport, NY, is currently maintained honoring his achievements in aviation history. The USS Curtiss (AV-4) Association participates in the museum's collection of artifacts on the ship named in his honor.
USS CURTISS FLAG
DONATED BY SALLY HENDRICKSON
IN MEMORY OF HAROLD (HAL) OLSON,A GREAT WEBMASTER, SHIPMATE & BUDDY,WHO WILL SURELY BE MISSED.
iF NOT FOR HAL'S EXPERTISE AND DEDICATION,THIS WEBSITE WOULD NOT EXIST.
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TO ALL ATOMIC VETERANS, PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE AND PLACE YOUR STORIES OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE NUCLEAR TEST OPERATIONS, JUST LIKE MANY OF YOU DID, ON KEITH WHITTLES,(THE ATOMIC VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT),KEEPING THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THE ATOMIC VETERANS SACRIFICE.