DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS
WASHINGTON 25, D. C.

CONFIDENTIAL

IN REPLY REFER TO
Op-503C/ns
Ser 0839P50

18 MAR 1954

From: Chief of Naval Operations

To: Chief, Bureau of Aeronautics

Subj: "Y" Designation for F2Y-1 aircraft; approval of

Ref : (a) BuAàer conf ltr ser 02127 of 3 Feb 1954

1. By reference (a) Chief, Bureau of Aeronautics requested permission to assign the "Y" designation to the four (4) non-tactical F2Y-1 aircraft being procured and stated the reasons therefor.

2. This request is approved. It is understood that these aircraft will be utilized for the test and evaluation of the hydro-ski airplane concept.

/S/
R. W. LEEMAN
By direction