Speakers Series: USS Langley

Speakers Series: USS Langley

oin us for an enlightening afternoon as the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation hosts Dr. David Winkler, renowned naval historian and retired Commander of the U.S. Navy, for a captivating discussion on his latest book, “America’s First Aircraft Carrier: USS Langley,” published by the Naval Institute Press. Dr. Winkler will delve into the pivotal role of the USS Langley in the development of U.S. naval aviation and its impact on naval warfare. Mark your calendars and prepare for an unforgettable journey through time!

‍Dr. David Winkler brings a wealth of knowledge from his extensive career as a naval historian. With over 25 years as the staff historian at the Naval Historical Foundation and roles with the National Maritime Historical Society and Naval War College, his contributions to naval history are profound. Dr. Winkler’s academic background includes a Ph.D. in history from American University and numerous publications, including “Cold War at Sea” and “Amirs, Admirals, and Desert Sailors.”

‍This event is a unique opportunity to gain deep insights into the history of American naval aviation and the pioneering efforts that shaped modern naval warfare. Don’t miss this chance to learn from one of the foremost experts in the field.


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Date(s) - Sun, Jul 28, 2024
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm



St. Peter’s Chapel
1181 Walnut Avenue, Mare Island, Vallejo


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