Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale
Posted by: NASFL
N 26° 04.234 W 080° 09.336
17R E 584456 N 2883772
Quick Description: Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, located at 4000 West Perimeter Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2010 9:35:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM9RCY
The Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum is dedicated to preserve the history and memory of the Naval Air Station (NASFL), presently the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport which was located near Port Everglades during the Period of 1942 - 1946. Over the past several years, Broward County has demolished most of the buildings that housed NAS Fort Lauderdale during WWII. The primary mission of the Museum's Association is to collect and preserve information, documents, books, naval art, photographs, artifacts and vintage memorabilia that were associated with NASFL, for the purpose of educating the public about the very important role that the Greater Ft Lauderdale area performed for the United States during WWII.
With the help of many volunteers this Museum has been instrumental in preserving the memory of Flight 19 - The Lost Patrol, one of the great aviation mysteries. Flight 19 flew out of NASFL in 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, a 19 year old future US President George H.W. Bush lived at NASFL as a young Ensign to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot.
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Admission Fee: Free
By appointment: (954) 359-4400 as they're doing renovations right now.
Posting a picture(s) of the location would be nice although not required.