Quonset Point, Naval Air Station

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The United States Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, RI, originally built as a Neutrality Patrol Seaplane Base, eventually became a unique and fundamentally important asset to the American armed forces. In World War II, more than one half of all U-boats sunk by U.S. aviation—including the first two—were destroyed by Quonset-trained shore and carrier-based squadrons. In the years following World War II, Quonset remained a premier industrial naval air station, sending squadrons or overhauling equipment for use in the Korean, Vietnam, and Cold War conflicts. For thirty-four years and through four wars, the Quonset Point Naval Air Station stood proud and tall on behalf of the United States military.
ISBN: 9780738589589
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sean Paul Milligan is a well-known military historian and speaker whose articles have appeared in the Providence Journal and Naval Aviation News. In this, the very first publication devoted entirely to the history of the Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Mr. Milligan presents extensive and detailed coverage of the installation's achievements and activities during the entire period of its service to the United States military. The author's dedicated and sincere interest in Quonset Point is evident throughout, and the book pays a wonderful tribute to the men and women who supported the naval air station during its period of active duty.
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