: aircraft and was divided into six sections -
: now all your references are so clear.
I wasn't aware of a pre-war source that listed spares, so I'll try and edit that in later today - we all benefit from questions like yours!
: Now I just have to dicipher the USS Nimitz
: 1981-ish air wing in terms of numbers of
: each aircraft....
Just to make sure, have you been to GoNavy, specifically the Nimitz page? You can use that and these to figure that out. It's on my project list to do "some day" but is a ways off. Look for page 37 to start seeing what you might have to scan for, etc..