In order to align NAS Pensacola with security directives issued by the Secretary of the Navy, the air station commanding officer has directed that beginning February 1, 2016, all visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway. Click here for directions.

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PB4Y-2 Privateer

The Navy's need for long range land-based aircraft for patrols against enemy shipping and submarines during World War II led to procurement of Army B-24 Liberators, designated PB4Y-1s. By war's end, the Navy acquired its own modified version, the PB4Y-2 Privateer, for use in reconnaissance across the Pacific. Privateers remained in service throughout the Korean War and were also employed by the Navy's Hurricane Hunters for a time.

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