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U.S. NAVY BASES IN SOUTH ATLANTIC

NAF TRINIDAD

TRINIDAD PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE ALLIED WAR EFFORT, IN DOING SO WORLD WAR II HAD A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, RACIAL AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF TRINIDAD. ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1940, NEARLY A YEAR AFTER THE WORLD WAR II BEGAN, BRITISH GOVERNMENT, PRIME MINISTER WINSTON CHURCHILL..
  • 2)NAF TRINIDAD
    2)NAF TRINIDAD

ZANDERIJ AIRFIELD

AFTER THE FALL OF THE NETHERLANDS TO GERMAN FORCES IN 1940, THE UNITED STATES OBTAINED MILITARY BASING RIGHTS TO THE AIRPORT FROM THE NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT-IN-EXILE IN LONDON. SURINAME WAS THEN THE WORLD'S PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF BAUXITE (FOR ALUMINIUM PRODUCTION) AND NEEDED PROTECTION. THE FIRST...
  • 1)ZANDERIJ AIRFIELD
    1)ZANDERIJ AIRFIELD

ATKINSON FIELD

THE HISTORY OF BRITISH GUIANA DURING WORLD WAR II BEGINS IN 1939, FOLLOWING THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM'S DECLARATION OF WAR ON NAZI GERMANY. LIKE ALL THE OTHER BRITISH COLONIES IN THE WEST INDIES, GUIANA GAVE FULL SUPPORT TO THE ALLIED WAR EFFORT BY PROVIDING PERSONNEL...
  • 3)ATKINSON FIELD
    3)ATKINSON FIELD
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