On Nov. 11, 1924, Captain Dixie Kiefer made aviation history right here in San Diego Harbor by being the first person to fly a plane off a ship at night. A hero of both World Wars, Kiefer was one of our country’s naval aviation pioneers. On Nov. 10 at 11 a.m., David Rocco, co-author of “The Indestructible Man,” will share Kiefer’s story of grit, adventure, and survival at the Coronado Public Library.
Kiefer is a veteran of some of the U.S. Navy’s most celebrated carriers and battles, and is the first man to successfully “fly” an airplane off the deck of a battleship – or any ship – at night. These and other adventures – from being buzzed by a plane and shattering his elbow, to earning a Silver Star in the Pacific Theater – will be relayed as part of Kiefer’s story.
Register at cplevents.org to reserve your seat for this event. Registration is encouraged but not required. This event will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing on the Library’s Facebook and YouTube pages following the presentation.