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Stalking the U-BoatU.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I$
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Geoffrey L. Rossano

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034881

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034881.001.0001

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On Duty, Of Duty

On Duty, Of Duty

The Work and Life of the Station

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(p.231) 8 On Duty, Of Duty
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Stalking the U-Boat
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Geoffrey L. Rossano

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034881.003.0009

Despite the grousing typical of military life, most men at naval air stations enjoyed amenities not available to their counterparts aboard ship. Aviation facilities (except NBG aerodromes) occupied fixed locations, with relatively permanent accommodations, and the Navy exerted considerable efforts to provide adequate clothing, barracks, mess halls, latrines and washing spaces, and entertainment opportunities. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the area of food. This was undoubtedly the best-fed group of servicemen the nation had yet sent to war.

Keywords:   military life, naval stations, amenities, entertainment, barracks, commanding officers

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