WAVES, Brunswick Naval Air Station, ca. 1945

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Description

Two unidentified WAVES work in the Brunswick Naval Air Station operations office.

The base was commissioned on April 15, 1943, initially to train Royal Canadian Air Force pilots of the British Naval Command in formation flying, gunnery procedures, and carrier landings.

Use of the Navy Base quickly included American pilots during World War II and after to search the Atlantic Ocean for enemy submarines and ships, as well as rescue missions.

The Base was deactived in 1947 with the close of World War II, but was quickly reactivated in 1951 for the start of the Cold War.

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About This Item

  • Title: WAVES, Brunswick Naval Air Station, ca. 1945
  • Creator: Harry Shulman
  • Creation Date: circa 1945
  • Subject Date: circa 1945
  • Location: Brunswick, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 24cm cm x 18cm cm
  • Local Code: 1990.156.1131
  • Collection: Shulman Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Pejepscot History Center
159 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-6606
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