Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum
Announcing Online-Only Exhibits
Our first exhibit presents artifacts and archival items in the Museum collection relating to the disappearance of Flight 19 over the Bermuda Triangle, 5 December 1945, and the investigation that followed. This exhibit features:
- Sample Documents from the Board Opinion
- Communications Logs
- Call signs
- Signed letters
- Nautical Charts & Weather Observations
- Naval aviation article, circa 1975
- Witness stories
- Sample pages from the Navy transcript
- Photographs of the Crew
- Photographs of Witness
- Aerial Photographs of the naval base
- Many more items will be added!
CHECK FOR MORE ONLINE-ONLY EXHIBITS COMING SOON
Make sure to come back, as we will be adding more interesting exhibits
Naval Aviation’s Flying Diaries
An Online-Only Exhibit focusing on a collection of Aviators Flight Log Books. An interesting look at the personal flying diaries of Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, from the years 1942 - 1946.
An Online-Only Exhibit focusing on young Ensign George H.W. Bush and Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale in 1943, training with Flight 44. Included in this exhibit will be his visit to the Naval Air Station in 1992.
Nose Art of World War II
An Online-Only Exhibit focusing on Nose Art. Virtual tour of images from military insignia, which were used as nose art for bombers and as unit logos. The practice evolved to express the individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military, to evoke memories of home and peacetime life, and as a kind of psychological protection against the stresses of war and the probability of death.
The Art of Bob Jenny
An Online-Only Exhibit focusing on the art of Bob Jenny, who was a leading muralist in South Florida. His murals and paintings have been featured around the world. A prolific artist whose works often included scenes of South Florida wildlife and nature, as well as Aviation art. Jenny donated several original aviation paintings to the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, as well as a 25x7 mural featured on the main exhibit room. This online-only exhibit will be a virtual tour to honor his art.