30 May 1904: “Perdicaris Alive or Raisuli Dead”
31 May 1919: Completion of the Transatlantic Flight NC-4
1 June 1944: Blimp Squadron Fourteen crossed the Atlantic
On May 31, 1944, blimp K-123 with the first transatlantic mail on board, was the first blimp to take-off from Lagens Field in the Azores on the final leg of the first transatlantic flight by non-rigid airships. Ens. William K. Kaiser, co-pilot, is in the forward lookout position and Ens. Warren H. Ireland, co-pilot, is looking out the starboard window manning the rudder. Behind Ens. Kaiser is Lt.(jg) Homer B. Bly, pilot, on the elevator. Naval Airship Association.
On 1 June 1944, Blimp Squadron Fourteen (ZP-14) Airships, K-123 and K-130, completed the first crossing of the Atlantic by non-rigid-lighter-than-air aircraft. The blimps left Naval Air Station, South Weymouth, MA and arrived at Gibraltar. The journey took 50 hours.
2 Jun 1941: USS Long Island (ACG-1) was commissioned
3 Jun 1949: 1st African-American graduate of the US Naval Academy
4 Jun 1942: Battle of Midway – Part I
4 Jun 1942: Battle of Midway - Part 2
5 Jun 1794 - 1st U.S. Navy officers appointed under Constitution