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  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 5, 1951

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil was promoted to ensign

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 5, 1951

    Neil was promoted to ensign on June 5, 1951, and made his first jet carrier landing on USS Essex two days later.




  • Kapolei, Hawaii, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 28, 1951

    Neil Armstrong

    VF-51 Flew ahead to Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii

    Kapolei, Hawaii, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 28, 1951

    On June 28, 1951, Essex had set sail for Korea, with VF-51 aboard to act as ground-attack aircraft. VF-51 flew ahead to Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii, where it conducted fighter-bomber training before rejoining the ship at the end of July.




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