Latitude 40°35'28"N Longitude 73°53'28"W

   
ACQUISITION Lodger facilities for an RN Air Section and disembarked squadrons from 1942.

 

COMMISSIONED Not known.

 

CLOSED Not known.

 

PAID OFF Not known.

 

   
C.O./O.I.C. Not known.

 

   
FUNCTION RN Aircraft Storage Unit

RN Ferry Flight

British Admiralty Delegation flight

Support for one (?) disembarked squadron

 

ADDRESS R.N. Air Section

U.S.N.A.S. Floyd Bennett Field

Marine Park,

Brooklyn,

New York City,

USA

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies on a man made island which juts into Jamaica Bay, on the S.E. coast of Brooklyn, where the Rockaway inlet joins Jamaica bay.

 

LANDMARKS Breezy Point 4 miles S.W. of Floyd Bennett Field; the most westerly point of the Rockaway isthmus which separates Jamaica Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Road access from Brooklyn
   
   
CONTROL Control Building

 

ELEVATION  14' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS Four, concrete


01/18 QDM. ---° ----° .... 1,666  x 100 yds. 

06/24 QDM. ---° ----° .... 1,666  x 100 yds. 

12/30 QDM. ---° ----° .... 1,666  x 100 yds.   

15/33 QDM. ---° ----° .... 1,666  x 100 yds.  

 

TRACKS  A central taxi track connect s the main hangar complex to the seaplane hangars on the far side of the airfield, crossing through the junction of runways 01/18 & 12/30. a smaller track connects the S.W. ends of runways 12/30  & 15/33.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation Not known.
Circuit Not known.
Approach Not known.
   
APPROACH Not known.

 

WIND INDICATOR Not known.
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day Not known.
By night NNot known.
HOMING--RADIO D/F Not known.
Beacons Not known.
APPROACH - VISUAL By day Not known.
By night Not known.
APPROACH - RADIO  
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F  Not known.
VH/F   Not known.
   
GROUND RAD Not known.

   
   
ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers: Unknown.
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: Unknown.
W.R.N.S. Officers: None.
W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings; None.

 

ARMOURIES Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE Not known.

 

DISPERSAL Not known.

 

HANGARS On S.W. edge of airfield.

 

Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width
       
       
       
       
 
MEDICAL Not known.

 

METEOROLOGICAL USN

 

FUEL AND OIL
Aviation: Not known.
M/T: Not known.
Oil : Not known.
   
TEST BASE Not known.
TEST BUTT Not known.
WORKSHOPS  
EXPLOSIVES Not known.
BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES Not known.

Air to air

 
Air to ground and R. p. Firing  
Live and practice bombing  
Practice bombing  

Assault training

 
   
   
Information taken from


 

List of first and second line squadrons, station flight and other flying units based at this location

 
834 Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance squadron

Disembarked from HMS ARCHER 15.07.42 to 31.10.42 while the ship was in dockyard hands.

Equipped with 4 Swordfish Is.


836 Torpedo-Bomber and Reconnaissance  squadron

Moved here from RNAS Palisadoes13.05. Embarked in HMS BITER 02.06.42.

Equipped with 6 Fairey Swordfish.


837

Torpedo-Bomber and Reconnaissance  squadron

Moved here from RNAS Palisadoes 01.07.42, Embarked in HMS DASHER 25.07.42.

Equipped with 4 Fairey Swordfish


882 Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance squadron

Detached flight of 2 a/c. Disembarked from HMS ARCHER 15.07.42. Flight disbanded here 30.09.42.

Equipped with 2 Swordfish Is.


1833

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 14.10.443. Embarked in HMS TRUMPETER. via USNAS Norfolk 17.10.43.

Equipped with 10 x Corsair.


1834

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 30.10.43. Embarked in HMS KHEDIVE, via USNAS Norfolk, 01.11.43.

Equipped with 10 x Corsair.


1849

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 15.11.44. Embarked in HMS REAPER, via USNAS Norfolk, 22.11.44.

Equipped with 18 x Corsair.


1850

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 15.11.44. Embarked in HMS REAPER, via USNAS Norfolk, 23.11.44.

Equipped with 18 x Corsair


1851

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 23.12.44.  Embarked in HMS  THANE, via USNAS Norfolk,28.12.44

Equipped with 18 x Corsair.


1853

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 13.07.45. Moved to USNAS Norfolk 14.7.45.

Equipped with 18 x Corsair.


 

 

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Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

Royal Navy Escort Carriers

http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/ESCORT/ Accessed 14/12/2014

 

www.airfieldsdatabase.com

http://www.airfieldsdatabase.com/ww2/WW2%20R27a%20NJ-TN.htm Accessed 14/12/2014

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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