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Naval Air Station Patuxent River

military naval air station and flight test center in Maryland, United States

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Spurred by events of World War II, the consolidation effort was swift, and the farms at Cedar Point, Md., were replaced by flight test operations within a year after ground was broken in 1942. During the commissioning ceremony April 1, 1943, Rear Adm. John S. McCain, then chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics, called NAS Patuxent River “the most needed station” in the Navy. (English)
21 June 2019

38°17'1.46"N, 76°25'6.71"W
1 April 1943
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Spurred by events of World War II, the consolidation effort was swift, and the farms at Cedar Point, Md., were replaced by flight test operations within a year after ground was broken in 1942. During the commissioning ceremony April 1, 1943, Rear Adm. John S. McCain, then chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics, called NAS Patuxent River “the most needed station” in the Navy. (English)
21 June 2019
22268 Cedar Point Rd, Building 409, Patuxent River, MD 20670-1154 (English)
Naval Air Station Patuxent River

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Naval Air Station Patuxent River
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Maryland--Naval Air Station Patuxent River
Naval Air Station Patuxent River (Md.)
United States. Navy. Patuxent River Naval Air Station
Patuxent River Naval Air Station (Md.)
NAS Patuxent River (Md.)
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River
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