Jamaica Bay People
Gateway's Jamaica Bay Unit contains many historic and natural resources associated with the "Golden Age" of aviation, national defense, public recreation and natural resource preservation. The following are just some of the notable figures who contributed to our nation's heritage.
Lt. Colonel Willis (U. S. Coast Artillery Corps officer, who served at Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock, and Jamaica Bay's Fort Tilden.)
Famous Aviators of Floyd Bennett Field
Did You Know?
Did you know that Fort Hancock, unlike most Army posts during World War II, had a racially integrated unit? The 1225th Army Service Unit had African-American soldiers and in 1943 received a group from the Women's Army Corps. More...