Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (February 3, 2010)
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Commissioned on April 1, 1943, Naval Air Station Wildwood expert hundreds of thousands of U.S. military airmen in the course of international struggle II. positioned in southern New Jersey on a peninsula bordered via the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, the air station used to be completely sited to supply them with the over-water perform they wanted for scuffling with the japanese fleet within the western Pacific theater. a number of the war's so much deadly bombers-Helldivers and TBM-3E Avengers between them-were flown through individuals of naval fighter, dive-bombing, and torpedo-bombing squadrons established on the station from 1943 until eventually 1945. at the least forty two airmen misplaced their lives whereas education on the station, yet their deaths led to advancements in plane layout and strategies. this day just a handful of the station's 126 unique structures stay; the biggest of those, Hangar No. 1, has been restored to its unique visual appeal and homes Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum.