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Durham Names Carrier the 'Kitty Hawk'


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There as been much debate about the naming of a newly constructed aircraft carrier. North Carolina Congressmen Carl Durham of Chapel Hill was recently able to get the name changed to KITTY HAWK. Despite general nomenclature customs that would name a carrier after a former warship, battle, operation, engagement, or general. But KITTY HAWK was considered an appropriate name given the historical significant and public association.
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30497