A Pictorial History of NAS Whidbey Island


The Images of America series presents Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, a pictorial view of the history of a small island town transformed by the construction of a military base during World War II.



By William R. Stein and the Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum

Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in Washington State has a long and storied history that began in 1942 and continues to the present day. Tucked away on an island that is its namesake, NAS Whidbey was originally conceptualized as a small support base for an existing air station in nearby Seattle. that prewar plan was rapidly eclipsed by world events, and the proposed support base quickly evolved into an air station of its own right. Through historic photographs chosen from the archives of the US Navy, the Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum, and the personnel of NAS Whidbey Island, both past and present, the story of the air station is told.

  • Paperback
  • 127 Pages
  • Made in the USA

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Weight 13.02 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5 × .25 in