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Commander Theodore G. Ellyson, USN

Commander Theodore G. Ellyson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1905.  He took flying lessons from the pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss in January 1911 and became U.S. Naval Aviator #1.

We chose the naming of our new subdivision in honor of Commander Theodore “Spuds” Ellyson.

Commander Ellyson had a decorated and accomplished military career that included…

  • Being named “Naval Aviator No 1” (1911)

  • The naming of Ellyson Field in Pensacola (1941)

  • The Gray Eagle Award (1961)

  • The naming of Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Ellyson (1961)

  • Receiving the Navy’s 2nd highest medal, the Navy Cross

  • Inclusion in the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

His flying career distinctions include: first night flight in a Navy airplane in 1911, first long-distance flight by a Navy airman in 1911 (112 miles in two hours and two minutes – a nonstop distance record for hydroplanes), first successful catapult launch in 1912, first Executive Officer of the Hampton Roads Naval Air Station in 1921, first Naval Officer enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1964, developed a successful sub chaser tactic and doctrine, and received the Navy Cross during WWI. Commander Ellyson had a Navy destroyer, mine sweeper, and auxiliary airfield at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL named after him in recognition of his efforts for the development, dignity and tradition he brought to Naval Aviation.

Commander Ellyson is of great importance to Pensacola’s history and heritage and we want to honor this significance by offering a beautiful community of newly constructed townhomes conveniently located on E. Johnson Avenue.

You can read more about Commander Ellyson at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_G._Ellyson