Hanger at Naval Air Station Sanford


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Hanger at Naval Air Station Sanford

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NAS Sanford Facility


Naval air stations
RA-5C Vigilante (Bomber)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Sanford (Fla.)


Original hanger from Naval Air Station Sanford. Became the Naval Air Station Sanford Restoration Facility. This building was the location for the restoration of the RA-5C Vigilante that became part of the Naval Air Station Sanford Memorial Park.

The Naval Air Station (NAS) Sanford was commissioned on November 3, 1942 as a naval aviation training facility during World War II. The Navy continued to train pilots at NAS Sanford throughout the Korean and Vietnam Wars. NAS Sanford was temporarily decommissioned after World War II in 1946 and then recommissioned as the Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Sanford in 1950 due to the outbreak of the Korean War and the ongoing Cold War. Soon afterward, the station was renamed NAS Sanford and redesignated as a full naval air station. On February 6, 1959, NAS Sanford was dedicated as Ramey Field in honor of Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Ramey. In 1968, due to lack of funding caused by the Vietnam War, Congress directed the closure of NAS Sanford. The City of Sanford assumed authority over the former NAS Sanford facility the year after it closed and renamed it the Sanford Airport, which was managed by Commander J. S. "Red" Cleveland. The airport underwent various name changes over the next several decades: Sanford Regional Airport, Central Florida Regional Airport, Orlando-Sanford Regional Airport, and its current name, Orlando-Sanford International Airport. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, several Naval buildings were demolished and new buildings were constructed.


Rock, Adam


Original color digital image by Adam Rock, June 6, 2011.

Date Created


Is Part Of

Naval Air Station Sanford Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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1 color digital image




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Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.8117, -81.2669

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Originally created by Adam Rock and owned by RICHES of Central Florida.

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Rock, Adam

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External Reference

“Naval Air Station Sanford Memorial.” Naval Air Station Sanford Memorial . http://www.nassanfordmemorial.com/home.htm.
Shettle, Jr., M.L. United States Naval Air Stations of World War II. Bowersville, Georgia: Schaertel Publishing Company, 1995.
Metzger, Lewis W. From Celery City to Navy Town: The Impact of Naval Air Station Sanford during World War II. MA thesis, University of Central Florida, 2010.


Naval Air Station
Restoration Facility
Sanford Airport
Memorial (?)
1479 E 29th(?) ST
BLDG 125

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1 color digital image


Rock, Adam, “Hanger at Naval Air Station Sanford,” RICHES, accessed April 22, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/515.