Viewed from every angle, the advance in naval aviation during the period following the World War has been satisfactory. Starting out with patrol planes as the only well developed type, and with the wartime personnel demobilized, we have progressed to the point where we now have very highly satisfactory airplanes in all classes in quantity production and our officer and enlisted personnel on a stable basis. Naval aviation has advanced from a limited activity covering anti-submarine defense to one of widespread application as an integral part of a homogeneous fleet. This development has involved a tremendous amount of effort in which practically every branch of the Navy has an important part. Our progress should be a source of pride to the whole Navy and a source of satisfaction to the country at large.