First Naval Air Intercept Radar 1941

Beginning on 01 August 1941 a specially modified Lockheed Electra XJO-3 had an AI-10 microwave radar installed for airborne testing. The radar was developed by Radiation Laboratory from MIT and flight tests were made out of Boston Airport. The radar included a PPI (Plan Position Indicator) for display and during testing aircraft were detected at [...]

HBO and Patriots Point

HBO invites you to thank our Veterans and Active Military The Pacific, a 10-part miniseries event, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the producers of Band of Brothers, tracks the intertwined journeys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone across the vast canvas of the Pacific [...]

F-4F-3A Wildcat Podcast

We will begin offering podcasts on various aircraft and tours at Patriots Point. This should prove especially valuable to visiting guests as they will be able to download these podcasts for use in touring Patriots Point. You can subscribe to our future podcasts by clicking on the subscribe link on the right side of the [...]

Thanksgiving – A day early and 65 years ago

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the US Navy’s first successful night intercept on 26 November 1943 by LCDR Butch O’Hare, air group commander of Air Wing 6 on the USS Enterprise (CV-6). As a nation we should be thankful for all those who have served our country in war and peace. It seems that [...]