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Wisconsin Aviation History
Researched by Steve Stuczynski

Admiral Marc A. Mitcher (1887-1947) was the 32nd Navy man to receive his pilots rating and was a pilot of NC-1, the aircraft that made the Trans-Atlantic crossing of May 1919. Mitcher was the first air officer on the United States’ first true aircraft carrier, the Saratoga, and landed the first aircraft on its deck. In April of 1942 Mitcher was Captain on the U.S.S. Hornet which launched the B-25’s of Doolitle’s raid on Tokyo. He later commanded Carrier Task Force 58 in the Pacific campaign. Admiral Marc A. Mitcher was born on January 26, 1887 in Hillsboro, Wisconsin.

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