Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

U.S. Naval Air Station:  Cape May:  New Jersey

The U.S. Naval Air Station at Cape May, New Jersey, was established in October 1917 as a seaplane and lighter-than-air patrol station.   Future Director of the WAVES in World War II, Yeoman (F) Joy B. Hancock, USNRF, served at this station during World War I.   The station saw service through World War II and was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard in 1946.

Image:   NH 113019:   U.S. Naval Air Station, Cape May, New Jersey, aerial, 1919.   U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.