Bunker Hill Naval Air Station (BHNAS)

1 July 1942 – 1946



Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox outfielder, enlists in the U.S. Navy and reenacts the oath-taking ceremony with Lt. Frank S. Donahue at Boston, Mass. May 22, 1942



On July 1, 1942, Bunker Hill Naval Air Station was opened by the U.S. Navy. At that time it served as a training base for naval pilots. During the four years of Bunker Hill NAS, thousands of pilots were trained for the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. One of its most famous alumni of Bunker Hill NAS is former major league baseball star Ted Williams.

After the war, the base was closed and it reverted to its former use as farmland.