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Floyd Bennett Field: Naval Aviation's Home in Brooklyn

recounts the role of this airport in aviation history and World War II. In 1931, it was among the most advanced airports in the world. From it, early aviators launched pioneering and round-the-world flights during the 1930s. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, its duties as Naval Air Station New York grew rapidly. During the 1942 U-Boat offensive, it provided air cover for ship convoys embarking from New York. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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WAVE operating radio equipment at the control tower, NAS- New York, 1943.

WAVE operating radio equipment

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