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Republic Aviation Corporation, Plant No. 2

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Republic Aviation Corporation, Plant No. 2

fom044Responding to a high volume of orders from the US government, the Republic Aviation Corporation opened a plant in Port Washington in 1951 to manufacture wings for its F84F Thunderstreak and RF-84F and F-105 jet fighter bombers.  Employing over 3,000 people, 10% of them were Port Washington residents.

Photo of the northern hangar seen from the west, circa 1953.  From the collection of the Cradle of Aviation Museum.