Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Naval Air Station Melbourne
Erected 2001 by Sponsored by the Melbourne Airport Authority Property Manager and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-441.)
Location. 28° 5.495′ N, 80° 37.83′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Eddie Allan Road and Playhouse Road, on the left when traveling south on Eddie Allan Road. Touch for map. The marker is located south of Melbourne Airport, inside Tropical Haven. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Land Yacht Port-O-Call (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Holy Trinity (approx. 0.9 miles away); Melbourne Public Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Hernandez-Capron Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of First Permanent Log Cabin (approx. 1.4 miles away); Henegar School Complex (approx. 1½ miles away); Tin Can Tourist Campground (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
Regarding Naval Air Station Melbourne. This was the training base for all WW II Navy fighter pilots who were training for Wildcat or Hellcat fighters. NAS Melbourne also housed around 250 German prisoners of war. Just south of the marker is the Tropical Haven Community Center, which was the recreation hall for Naval Air Station Melbourne. It is the last original building still standing from the base.
Additional keywords. NAS
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2012, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 809 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2012, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.