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U.S. NAVY BASES IN BRAZIL - U.S NAVY BASES

30)USN NAF VITORIA




At Victoria AirportA French stop from the '30s, it became an alternate airfield during the war some 7 miles north of the city of Victoria, the Brazilian authorities had completed one 5,000-by-168-foot runway, a small hangar, and radio facilities. The installation of LTA facilities for the Navy in April 1944 required only the leveling of a take-off area and the provision of mooring circles. The construction was completed in 45 days by a Brazilian contractor who was working under the Brazilian Minister of Air. All naval forces had left the base by October 1945.


 

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