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Naval Air Station Wildwood
NAS Wildwood in the 1940s
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner United States Navy
Location Lower Township, New Jersey
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 39°00′31″N 074°54′30″W / 39.00861°N 74.90833°W / 39.00861; -74.90833

Naval Air Station Wildwood was a United States Navy airport located in Lower Township, New Jersey, United States,[1] about four miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Wildwood, a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States.[2] Former Hangar #1 now contains the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, whose collection focuses on World War II, and is located at Cape May County Airport, which replaced the Naval Air Station.

History[]

Hangar No. 1, on the National register of Historic Places.

The airport started in 1941 as NAS Rio Grande, named for its location near Rio Grande, New Jersey. Due to confusion with Rio Grande, Texas, the name was changed to NAS Wildwood in 1943. Following the end of World War II, Naval Air Station Wildwood was deemed excess to U.S. Navy requirements. It was subsequently deeded to the local government for transition to a civilian airport which is still in operation today as Cape May County Airport.

References[]

  1. "Lower township, Cape May County, New Jersey." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 29 February 2012.
  2. , effective 2008-06-05

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