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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Naval Air Station Norfolk

 
 
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Photographed By Don Morfe, June 4, 2008
1. Naval Air Station Norfolk Marker
Inscription.  Naval Air Station Norfolk was commissioned August 8, 1918 and is the birthplace of naval aviation. NAS Norfolk initially provided support for operational and experimental flights but quickly grew into a major sea plane base.

World War II brought a renewed interest in shipboard operations and NAS Norfolk began developing and testing catapult and arresting gear systems for the Navy. Additionally, NAS Norfolk began to provide anti-submarine patrols to clear the vital seaways of the Mid-Atlantic seaboard.

Keeping pace with Naval Aviation, NAS Norfolk became one of the foremost air stations in the world and Chambers Field is one of the world’s busiest airports conducting over 119,000 flight operations per year.

Naval Air Station Norfolk was disestablished on February 5, 1999. Chambers Field continues to operate as a detachment of Naval Air Station Oceana.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is August 8, 1918.
 
Location. 36° 57.078′ N, 76° 18.486′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Memorial is
Naval Air Station Norfolk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 4, 2008
2. Naval Air Station Norfolk Marker
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at the intersection of Moffett Avenue and Dillingham Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Moffett Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia and Monitor (approx. 0.4 miles away); We remember turret two ... (approx. 0.4 miles away); USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); USS Cole DDG 67 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Naval Aviation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Navy Mess Attendant School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk (approx. 0.8 miles away); U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Naval Air Station Norfolk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 4, 2008
3. Naval Air Station Norfolk Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022