Monday, July 14, 2014

WWII Veteran to Visit Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum at Cape May County Airport (KWWD), New Jersey

CAPE MAY - Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will conduct a ceremony to honor Robert Francis Bergeron, 94, July 20 at 12:00 noon.

Mr. Bergeron received advanced dive-bomber training at Naval Air Station Wildwood in early 1944. He proceeded to have an outstanding career in the Navy, and was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses for actions taken during his tour of the South Pacific in late 1944, among other awards. Mr. Bergeron flew the Curtiss Helldiver aircraft.

Mr. Bergeron will travel from his home in New Hampshire to visit the former site of Naval Air Station Wildwood, see the Aviation Museum that is now housed in Hangar #1 and be honored by museum staff.

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located inside Historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey. The site was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.


Source Article:  http://www.capemaycountyherald.com

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