Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum (est. 1978)
A WWII Museum - The only Military Museum in Broward County
(754) 300-9259 4000 W Perimeter Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 PLEASE CALL BEFORE REQUESTING TOURS Official site
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A World War II Museum, on the U.S National Register of Historic Places. The only Military Museum in Broward County. This Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The building is the only reminder from a 200 building naval base complex from WWII. This Museum has been instrumental in preserving the memory of Flight 19 one of the great aviation mysteries. Flight 19 flew out of this former Naval Air Station on 5 December 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, 19 year old future US President George H.W. Bush lived at this base as an Ensign, to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot. A large aviation mural on exhibit was signed by him in 1992 when he visited. On exhibit: WWII Link Trainer Flight Simulator (historic engineering and mechanical landmark). Recreated Soldier's Barracks: the George Bush Room. Also on exhibit are vintage models, WWII instruments and artifacts, a library with approximately 3,000 volumes and 10,000 naval aviation images, ship plaques, period uniforms, a 25x7 aviation mural and other original paintings and drawings. On the grounds there are two WWII torpedoes and a WWI anti-aircraft machine gun.