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Hangar No. 1, NASW
Cultural Trust Historic Preservation Grants
Grant Award:
$50,000 (2009)
Grant Recipient:
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Cape May
Rio Grande
Hangar # 1 is of national significance for its role in naval dive-bombing pilot training for the Pacific Theater of Operation during World War II. The hangar displays a number of historic military aircrafts and exhibits including a National Register-listed fighter jet.

The grant helped fund the construction of an accessible restroom in a former machine shop within the hangar, as part of ongoing restoration efforts and to accommodate the site’s growing tourism activity.