"Many men remember Quonset/Davisville~No.Kingstown" North Kingstown by Pawtuxet

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Quonset Air Museum

Quonset - Davisville were two enormous military bases developed during WWII. The Seabees were at Davisville...next door to Quonset where the Navy housed air craft carriers, picket ships, and an airfield. Thousands of men went through this military facility for training or prior to deployment...including my husband who came to RI prior to being ordered to Antarctica. This is the reason we met and how so many men met RI women....often marrying them and eventually settling in RI. The facility was closed years ago and many civilian companies have moved in, but there are still remnants of the military left there. There is a Seabee museum as well as a Navy Air Museum. These military museums struggle to save those many memories of the Navy & Seabees' involvement in WWII, Korea, Viet Nam conflicts.
At the Navy Air Museum, volunteers are there daily trying to restore old aircraft which eventually were taken out of service, but have long histories of service. There are Skyawks, Corsair II, Grumman Intruder, the Bell Cobra helicopter, Anti Submarine Sakorsky Sea King helicopter and many more. For a full explanation of their mission and the planes with their individual stories...you can visit their web site, or better yet..go to see these veterans who try so hard to hold the planes and museum together.
Quonset Air Museum

  • Last visit to North Kingstown: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 18, 2007
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