Coast Guard Air Station (former) – Brooklyn NY

Description

A former military facility, the Coast Guard Air Station at Floyd Bennett Field was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds.

“The City of New York under the direction of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, deeded a portion of New York City’s only municipal airport at that time, Floyd Bennett Field, to the Coast Guard air arm on 9 July 1936.  The station was constructed at a cost of $399,800.00. Dedication ceremonies were set for 23 April 1938.”

CGAS Brooklyn was decommissioned May 1998.

 

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 121-BS: Records of the Public Buildings Service: Completion views of federal buildings (prints) alphabetically by state and thereunder by city, to 1966; Box 62.

https://www.uscg.mil/history/stations/airsta_brooklyn.asp

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 5, 2017.

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Location Info


Aviation Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Coordinates: 40.588, -73.883

3 comments on “Coast Guard Air Station (former) – Brooklyn NY

  1. Robert Kingsley

    US Coast Guard Auxiliary flew missions in fixed wing aircraft from this field from1991 until 1997.

  2. Was Stationed here in 1992-95, RM, had so good me good times, and bad lost lost 2 pilots Ambrose tower

  3. Terry Thompson

    I was there for a short period of time 1993. The deaths of those two pilots still haunts me.

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