Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Naval Aviation Monument Park
Naval Aviation Monument
This is a monument to the proud heritage of Naval Aviation that has had many of its beginnings in Hampton Roads. It is here in Hampton Roads that the very first take-off from a ship was made by Eugene Ely in 1910. It is here in Hampton Roads that The Nation prepared for WW1, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East and other conflicts throughout the world, sending men and women who manned aircraft carriers, planes, ships and submarines into harm's way.
So it is here in Virginia Beach that we erect this Monument to Naval Aviation, honoring the proud aviators who wear the Wings of Gold, the Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard, who help defend our great country and protect all Free Nations.
Where It Began
Eugene Ely - First take off from a ship
November 14, 1910
World War II
“Pilots, man your planes”
The modern force • Naval aviation in the 21st century
Erected 2006 by Hampton Roads Squadron of the Naval Aviation Foundation Association.
Location. 36° 51.214′ N, 75° 58.567′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naval Air Station Oceana (a few steps from this marker); The Wreck of the Dictator and The Norwegian Lady Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Sister Cities (within shouting distance of this marker); The United States Life-Saving Service Stations & Crews (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The War of 1812 / President – Little Belt Affair (about 600 feet away); Neptune (approx. 0.4 miles away); Neighborhood Alert! (approx. 0.7 miles away); Who's in the neighborhood? (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
Also see . . .
1. Naval Aviation Monument. (Submitted on September 1, 2017.)
2. Association of Naval Aviation Hampton Roads Squadron. (Submitted on September 1, 2017.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.