First Naval Aerial Survery

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Title

First Naval Aerial Survery

Description

These images are from the initial Naval aerial survey done of Palmyra in 1935, in preparation for a potential naval base to secure US territories in the Pacific. Construction of the base wouldn't begin until 1939. The photos are especially unique because they show a nearly pristine view of Palmyra before its massive construction changes a few years later.

There's also a map sketch, showing the potential areas of construction, several of which would be included in the final plans.

Creator

US Navy

Source

National Archives

Date

1935-11-1

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photo

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Original Format

Photo

Collection

Citation

US Navy, “First Naval Aerial Survery,” Palmyra Archive, accessed June 20, 2019, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/126.

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