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NASFL, building, exterior, George Bush, USNR, Flight 19, Allan McElhiney

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Building 15 at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Fort Lauderdale during World War 11 was the Junior Bachelor Officers Quarters; JrBOQ where Ensign George H. W. BUSH, USNR, lived for two months in 1943 while learning to operate t.he TBF/TBM AVENGrn torpedo, bomber airplane. Also, this JrBOQ was the home of four of the five pilots who disappeared with FLIGHT 19 on 5 December 1945. Today, Building 15 houses the Naval Surface Warfare Center Detachment assigned to Fort Lauderdale. Of special note, on 6 January 1990, nationally recognized mural artist Bob Jenny, of Fort Lauderdale, dn1fcated to President BUSH a large mural 27 feet wide by 7 feet high in the lobby of Building 15 that portrays TBF /TBM AVENGER aircraft in the traffic pattern of NAS Fort Lauderdale reminiscent of world War 11 flying training days.

Allan F. McElhiney, Naval Historian

Date Digital

2019

Date Original

1992

Format

Black and white photographic print

Digital Collection

NAS

Keywords

NASFL, building, exterior, George Bush, USNR, Flight 19, Allan McElhiney

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