Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum

Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum National Register of Historic Places.
Serving as one among 257 air stations during World War II, and as one of a few specialty schools for training on the TBM/TBF Avenger aircraft, the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale (NASFL) made a big impact in the South Florida region, and the United States as a whole. The NAS Fort Lauderdale Museum (also known as the Link Trainer Building #8), stands as the only reminder of a naval complex of more than 200 buildings.
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National Register of Historic Places. A Florida Heritage Site. Home of Flight 19.

Mission: Educating. Preserving. Honoring the Heroes: our mission is to develop and maintain a national and internationally recognized naval aviation museum that educates young and old alike, to preserve history by honoring the memory of Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale and the men & women who defended freedom during World War II.

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Pretty good movie. Murry Morton should chime in about the events depicted in the film.

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Warbird Digest

Warbird Digest

[XP-82 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] - Today marked the “official” first flight of Tom Reilly’s XP-82 Twin Mustang following a decade-long restoration effort. According to all involved, it went magnificently.... The world now has an airworthy Twin Mustang for the first time in many decades! Bravo to Tom Reilly and his entire restoration team, and to Walter Soplata who had the foresight to save this remarkable prototype when no one else would!

#XP82TwinMustang #WarbirdRestoration

Robert Conrad Reveals The Real Reason Why 'Baa, Baa, Black Sheep' Was Canceled
12/27/2018
Robert Conrad Reveals The Real Reason Why 'Baa, Baa, Black Sheep' Was Canceled

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RetroBomb Magazine
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RetroBomb Magazine

The Resident Naval Nut, having been on the night shift, has rummaged through his sources to see what he can find, and what he found was a couple of coloured images from the war in the Pacific, one of a TBM Avenger limping home after a hard day, the other, a rare colour view of flight deck operations on the USS Saratoga

The Greatest Generations Foundation
07/08/2018

The Greatest Generations Foundation

VETERAN OF THE DAY: Women Air Force Service Pilot who made World War II history.

Bernice "Bee" Falk Haydu (born December 15, 1920) was an American aviator and Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) in World War II. Haydu remained active in aviation and as an advocate for women pilots into her 90s.

Bernice Falk was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from high school there in 1938. While working as a secretary, she enrolled in aviation classes on weekends, because her brother Lloyd was in the Army Air Force and she found that she also liked flying. In 1944 she attended WASP flight training in Sweetwater, Texas.

After completing training in March 1944, Bee Falk was assigned to Pecos Army Airfield as an engineering test pilot and a utility pilot for the remainder of the WASP program. After the war, Bee Haydu ferried aircraft and opened a Cessna dealership. She owned a flight school with several other veterans, and worked for Indamer, a New York company that sold aircraft parts to India. She also participated in airshows, and in two Powder Puff Derbies. In 1971, she was seriously injured as a passenger in an airshow flight in Ottawa.

She was president of the Order of Fifinella, an alumnae group for WASPs, from 1975 to 1978; during her tenure WASPs were officially recognized as veterans by Congress and from 1978 to 1980 she was president of Women Military Aviators. She was one of the three surviving WASPs present in the Oval Office in 2009, when Barack Obama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the WASPs for their service. Haydu received an honorary doctorate from Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in 2015.

Bee Falk married fellow aviator Joe Haydu in 1951. They had three children together, Joseph, Steven, and Diana, born in 1952, 1953, and 1954, respectively. She was widowed in 2001, and spent her later life in Florida. Haydu published a memoir of World War II, Letters Home 1944-1945, in 2008.

She gave memorabilia and an oral history interview to the Library of Congress and donated other materials to the Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. There is a plaque commemorating the work of Bee Falk Haydu at the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey at Teterboro Airport, and her WASP uniform is on display at the National Air and Space Museum.

“Every Day is Memorial Day”
The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation
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03/29/2018

NAS Ft. Lauderdale Museum will be closed on Sunday April 1, 2018 for Easter

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02/15/2018
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BBC London

BBC London

101-year-old Mary flew hundreds of Spitfires during WWII.

And now she wants more women to take to the skies.

RetroBomb Magazine
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RetroBomb Magazine

When 16mm is too much...

Tim from Paul Bennet Airshows comes in for a close-up with a Grumman Avenger during an air-to-air photoshoot with our shooter Matt from Mach One Photography.

12/30/2017

Naval Air Station Museum will not be open on New Years Eve, December 31.

12/24/2017

Ravenswood Road opened yesterday :) No more detours to get to the Museum :)

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Neat Animation Of 10 Things Most People Don't Know About The P-38 Lightning

Neat Animation Of 10 Things Most People Don't Know About The P-38 Lightning

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LittleThings

LittleThings

You won't believe this judge's response to a veteran receiving a parking ticket!

(Credit: Caught In Providence)

12/17/2017

Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum will not be open on Xmas Eve December 24, 2017. Happy Holidays to all😀

12/15/2017
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

YKTV: A World War II pilot climbs back inside the cockpit of an F6F Hellcat for the first time in more than 70 years... at the age of 95!

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Rare Footage Of WWI Dogfights-Not Many Of These Clips Around Anymore

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The NAS Fort Lauderdale Museum is featured in the 20 Must-Visit Attractions in Fort Lauderdale
12/01/2017
20 Must-Visit Attractions in Fort Lauderdale

The NAS Fort Lauderdale Museum is featured in the 20 Must-Visit Attractions in Fort Lauderdale

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RetroBomb Magazine
11/26/2017

RetroBomb Magazine

Annie in our RetroBomb Magazine branding shoot by Mark Greenmantle Photography a couple years back now. This TBM Avenger now resides in Oregon.

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVINGMay you enjoy a healthy, safe, and happy Thanksgiving!
11/22/2017

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
May you enjoy a healthy, safe, and happy Thanksgiving!

Support the Museum on Black Friday Shop at smile.amazon.com for all your holiday gifts and decorations. YOU SHOP.   AMAZ...
11/22/2017
donate with Amazon

Support the Museum on Black Friday
Shop at smile.amazon.com for all your holiday gifts and decorations.
YOU SHOP. AMAZON DONATES.

Support the Museum on Black Friday Shop at smile.amazon.com for all your holiday gifts and decorations. YOU SHOP. AMAZON DONATES. Click on Banner Image to Donate

Photos from the Inauguration of the Zen Garden created in honor of WWII & Korea Vet RAY RIVERA survivor of the USS Bunke...
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zen garden

Photos from the Inauguration of the Zen Garden created in honor of WWII & Korea Vet RAY RIVERA survivor of the USS Bunker Hill CV-17. Original painting created by Vietnam Vet John Bowen

Photos from the Inauguration of the Zen Garden created by volunteer Veterans & Master Gardeners, in honor of Ray Rivera WWII & Korea Veteran, survivor of the Bunker Hill CV-17.

72nd Anniversary FLIGHT 19 Memorial Ceremony TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017Ceremony begins promptly at 12:OO noonand lasts le...
11/21/2017
NAS Fort Lauderdale Museum World War II

72nd Anniversary FLIGHT 19 Memorial Ceremony

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
Ceremony begins promptly at 12:OO noon
and lasts less than an hour in the Museum Building

Flight 19 is one of the great aviation mysteries and gave birth to the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. This Memorial Ceremony honors the 14 crewmen from the 5 TBM Avenger airplanes, and 13 crewmen from the Mariner rescue sea plane, all vanishing on 5 December 1945.

The memorial also remembers the 95 service members who died while training at NAS Fort Lauderdale during 1942–46, and the heroes and heroines of World War II, while educating Floridians about the important role Florida played in training for the battlefield and on the home front.

Zen Garden in honor of WWII & Korea Veteran Ray Rivera was completed, come and celebrate with us tomorrow at the Museum ...
11/10/2017

Zen Garden in honor of WWII & Korea Veteran Ray Rivera was completed, come and celebrate with us tomorrow at the Museum @ 10:30 am. Photos by Brendan Doyle.

Spectator Captures A 13 Spitfire Formation At Last Weekend's Airshow-Turn Up The Volume!!
10/01/2017
Spectator Captures A 13 Spitfire Formation At Last Weekend's Airshow-Turn Up The Volume!!

Spectator Captures A 13 Spitfire Formation At Last Weekend's Airshow-Turn Up The Volume!!

Now That's An Airshow! As warbird fanatics, we don't care if you get us a ticket to an airshow with one plane in it. We'd still love it and talk about that one plane for weeks to come. There are airshows, however, that make you talk about them for years though. We think this might be one of those.

09/11/2017

Museum survived Irma! Thanks to Don Prichard for letting us know. Broward Police and Broward county aviation dept for securing the area! When we can and things get back to normal, we will post photos.

09/05/2017

DUE TO SEVERE HURRICANE WEATHER
​THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Veterans featured on PBS
09/04/2017
Veterans featured

Veterans featured on PBS

WPBT2 SOUTH FLORIDA will feature a show about Veterans of the Vietnam War, it's aftermath, and how they are still coping with creative ways to combat PTSD. Museum members Brendan Doyle, Phil...

Featured This Month: The Vietnam War
09/04/2017
Featured this month

Featured This Month: The Vietnam War

South Florida PBS Exclusive Preview THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale 503 Southeast 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 or watch at PBS - Sunday...

Featured This Month: The Vietnam War
09/04/2017
Featured this month

Featured This Month: The Vietnam War

South Florida PBS Exclusive Preview THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale 503 Southeast 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 or watch at PBS - Sunday...

September is: Broward Attractions & Museums Month BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!
08/31/2017
BAAM Broward Attractions

September is: Broward Attractions & Museums Month BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

SEPTEMBER 2017 is Broward Attractions & Museums Month BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ADMISSION AT THESE MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS:

Eileen Bolton - a Rosie the Riveter
08/31/2017
in memoriam

Eileen Bolton - a Rosie the Riveter

Eileen Hamilton Bolton ​1922 - 2017 ​Museum member Eileen Bolton, 95, of Hollywood, passed away August 25, 2017. Daughter of Burton and Margaret Hamilton, she was born in 1922, in Long Beach,...

My Unusual Search, by Ron Brandenburg
08/17/2017
My Unusual Search

My Unusual Search, by Ron Brandenburg

FOUND:  Harry Brandenburg U.S Navy Engineer Officer 1917 - 1918 ​USS Arizona (BB-39) WWI

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4000 W Perimeter Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33315

General information

National Register of Historic Places. A Florida Heritage Site. The only Military Museum in Broward County. A Broward County Historical Site. Home of Flight 19. Only building remaining from NAS Fort Lauderdale WWII. 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:30 - 15:30
Saturday 11:30 - 15:30
Sunday 11:30 - 15:30

Telephone

(954) 359-4400

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