An aeronautical engineer of the U. S. Navy Special Devices Center (Office of Naval Research) and a member of the Center’s Military Requirements Division, Lieutenant Vaeth participated in the development of new synthetic training equipment for naval aviation. During World War II, Lieutenant Vaeth served for four years with lighter-than-air commands. He is the author of the book Two Hundred Miles Up on high altitude rocket and balloon research and a contributor of articles on naval aviation to popular journals and the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Articles by J Vaeth

The Macon: Last Queen of the Skies

By Lieutenant J. Gordon Vaeth, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
March 1992
She lies in 1,450 feet of water three miles off the coast of California, just south of Point Sur. The Navy’s research submersible Sea Cliff found her there 24 June ...

Synthetic Training for Economy and Readiness

By Lieutenant J. Gordon Vaeth, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1953
Today’s Navy is a cost-conscious service in which even the fitness reports of its officers reflect their ability to recognize their economic as well as military responsibilities. The fleets, material ...

Dirigibles for Hemisphere Defense

By Lieutenant J. Gordon Vaeth, U. S. Naval Reserve (Inactive)
July 1949
Naval strategic planning recognizes that the next war, if it conies, will be more than a battle between nations; it will resolve itself into a struggle between continents and those ...