Republic Aviation Corporation Hangar, 1994
In 1994 the abandoned Republic Aviation Corporation plant was demolished. It looked nothing like it did below, circa 1953. Top photo from the collection of Guy LaMotta. I feel very bad about it, like the place has been desecrated. I spent a
Imperial Airways’ Cavalier, 1930s
The Cavalier flying boat made journeys from London to New York to Bermuda from 1937 until 1939, when it made a tragic crash landing in the open sea. Read an account of the accident here, from the February 6, 1939
Construction of the American Aeronautical Corp. Plant in Port Washington
Photo from the Estate of Joseph Gaeta.
Republic Aviation Corp. Hangars, 1950s
Aerial view of Republic Aviation Corporation, located on Manhasset Isle in Port Washington from 1950 to 1958.
View of Hangars on Manhasset Isle, 1938
View of Manhasset Bay, in front of Pan American hangar on Manhasset Isle. Notice the flying boat that just landed! The hangar floors were absolutely without a grease spot on them anywhere, the docks and floats were freshly painted, and a
Aerial View of Tom’s Point on Manhasset Isle
Note the Republic Aviation Corporation manufacturing hangar, center, and Port's Town Dock, top center.
Republic Aviation Corporation, Plant No. 2
Responding 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
Savoia-Marchetti S-56 on Manhasset Isle
In front of the American Aeronautical Corporation hangar. Photo from the estate of Joseph Gaeta.