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Pearl Harbor's Impact on NAS Seattle
NAS Seattle at Sand Point was the headquarters for the 13th Naval district of which Pearl Harbor was a part. On that Sunday morning seventy five years ago word reached the communications officer at Sand Point who called the radio stations in Seattle to warn of the Japanese attack and cancel all leave. A machine gunner was placed on every roof and all windows were blacked out.
A squadron of PBY flying boats were stationed at Sand Point and helped defend our historic coastline and beat back the attack in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. Many other air and sea craft joined the brave Navy, Marine, Army and Coast Guard troops to turn the tide to victory in the war in the Pacific.


Little Known History of Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District

Seattle’s first airport
Site of the first flight around the world
Headquarters of the 13th Naval District on the front lines of the war in the Pacific

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Volunteering for Friends

Friends of Sand Point Magnuson Park can always use volunteers. The monetary value of volunteered hours can be used for matching grants. If you wish to volunteer, please contact
Lynn Ferguson, Board President, 206-523-0391, or click here to email your volunteer opportunity questions.

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  • Educate the public about the importance of this site to aviation and military history
  • Advocate and protect the site a recognized federal, state, and local historic district
  • Inspire a lifelong interest in its social and technological developments.
  • Protect historic buildings and grounds of Sand Point NAS Historic District
  • Oral History Project with video recording of memories
  • Historic District Signage and Design Standards
  • Tours and Education
  • Reunions/Celebrations
  • Encourage recognition and participation of veterans and their service including priority for on-site housing
  • Wall of Honor recognizing both our veterans and sponsors
  • Inspiring Success for Park Residents and all Youth

Sand Point Remembered is an oral history project recognizing the lives of people who served or have memories of Sand Point Naval Air Station, Seattle. This project was conceived and managed by Friends of Magnuson Park with the generous assistance of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. You can meet the people and hear their stories here.

The Sand Point Remembered project gratefully acknowledges the support of The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Interested in Sand Point's history?

Arrange a historic tour or talk on Sand Point history or 1st Around the World Flight for your group of five or more.

Email: info@sandptnavsta.org

Photo & Memory Search

Friends is in search of photos taken at, and memories of NAS Sand Point.

Do you have photos/memories of an event or the buildings/ infrastructure before NAS Sand Point was transformed into Magnuson Park?

We are looking for photos and memories as we try to develop signage and visuals of what it was like as an active base.

What is your Sand Point story/photo? Remember the totem pole, cannon or a special plane, event, a dance in the Officer’s Club, or Santa arriving by helicopter?

If you have photos and/or meories you are willing to share, please send an email to photos@sandptnavsta.org if they have
been digitiized, or you can mail copies to us at:

Friends of Sand Point Magnuson Park
Historic District
PO Box 51194
Seattle, WA 98115-1194

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