Naval Aviation Monument Park

Naval Aviation Monument Park (HM21C6)

Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Country: United States of America

N 36° 51.214', W 75° 58.567'

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Naval Aviation Monument
This is a monument to the proud heritage of Naval Aviation that has had many of its beginnings in Hampton Roads. It is here in Hampton Roads that the very first take-off from a ship was made by Eugene Ely in 1910. It is here in Hampton Roads that The Nation prepared for WW1, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East and other conflicts throughout the world, sending men and women who manned aircraft carriers, planes, ships and submarines into harm's way.

So it is here in Virginia Beach that we erect this Monument to Naval Aviation, honoring the proud aviators who wear the Wings of Gold, the Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard, who help defend our great country and protect all Free Nations.

Where It Began
Eugene Ely - First take off from a ship
USS Birmingham
November 14, 1910

World War II
"Pilots, man your planes"

The Team
The modern force · Naval aviation in the 21st century
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HM NumberHM21C6
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByHampton Roads Squadron of the Naval Aviation Foundation Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412981 N 4079072
Decimal Degrees36.85356667, -75.97611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 51.214', W 75° 58.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 51' 12.84" N, 75° 58' 34.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Oceanfront Bike Path, Virginia Beach VA 23451, US
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