Naval Air Station Melbourne

Naval Air Station Melbourne (HMZCW)

Location: Melbourne, FL 32901 Brevard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 5.495', W 80° 37.83'

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This site was the 129-building Naval Air Station constructed at the Melbourne Municipal Airport at the beginning of World War II. It was commissioned as Operational Training Unit No. 2 on October 20, 1942 and closed on February 15, 1946. The Station was used for training newly commissioned Navy and Marine pilots. There were over 2,200 pilots who trained in Grumman F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat fighter planes. Of the pilots trained there, 63 died in aerial accidents and two enlisted men died in ground-related accidents. The location served more than 310 officers and 1,355 enlisted personnel. Today the area is operated by the City of Melbourne Airport Authority. Florida Heritage Landmark
Marker NumberF-441
Year Placed2001
Placed BySponsored by the Melbourne Airport Authority Property Manager and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 9:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 536299 N 3107402
Decimal Degrees28.09158333, -80.63050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 5.495', W 80° 37.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 5' 29.70" N, 80° 37' 49.80" W
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Area Code(s)321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1154-1208 Eddie Allen Rd, Melbourne FL 32901, US
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