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World War II Air Bases and Coast Guard Stations in Northeastern Florida
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the seventh program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Robert Mattson shares how Florida was a key strategic state in the nation’s war efforts during World War II. The program provides an overview of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard bases and facilities in northeast Florida prior to and during World War II. Mattson explores a brief history of each facility and the ships and squadrons based there during the war. Robert Mattson has been participating in Civil War and World War II living history since 2004. He was a member of the USS Ft. Henry Living History Association and is currently a member of the USS Pawnee (Marine) Guard as their only sailor. He researches and portrays Union Civil War and World War II Navy personnel.
Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10 a.m. Parking is available for free at the lot adjacent to the building. The handicap entrance is located at the rear of the building. Funding for this speaker series is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
April 6 @ 10:00 am -
April 6 @ 11:00 am