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U.S Naval Air Station, Grosse Ile, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WrightStuff
N 42° 06.465 W 083° 09.838
17T E 321083 N 4664005
Quick Description: The now decommisioned U.S Naval Air Station located in Grosse Ile, MI
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2006 7:12:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMXR8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 109

Long Description:
Opened in 1929, the U.S. Naval Air Station was in operation on Grosse Ile for forty years. During World War II, the naval base developed into an important center for military flight training. The base was expanded considerably to accommodate large numbers of American and British fliers who trained on the island. Former President George H. W. Bush was stationed at the base for training during 1945 for about two months.

During the height of the Cold War, in 1954, the U.S. Army installed a Ajax-Nike missile base at the airfield which was functional until it was decommissioned in 1963. The Navy closed the base during 1969 and it was deeded in 1971 by the federal government to the township government for civilian use as a municipal airport.

Era: Napoleonic - WW I

Related web site: [Web Link]

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