Overview


About the Memorial Logo


About the Memorial Project


Memorial Dedication PICS


FL in WWII


Historic Sites


FL WWII Heritage Trail
(new window)



Links


Bibliography


Back to Previous Page

Barrancas National Cemetery

80 Hovey Road
Pensacola, Florida 32508
Escambia County
850-453-4846

This site is located in the Northwest region of the state.

DIRECTIONS
Located within the boundaries of NAS Pensacola, the Barrancas National Cemetery can be reached from I-10 by exiting on SR-110 (Exit 4) south to SR-295 (Exit 4) right to main gate.

This site is accessible by the public.

One of five national cemeteries in Florida, this fifty-five acre facility became a national cemetery in January 1868. Administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the first burial occurred here in 1829.

British aviators who lost their lives while in training at NAS Pensacola during World War II are buried here and their comrades in arms commemorate their memory every spring. In addition, veterans of the decisive WWII Leyte Gulf naval battle placed a commemorative time capsule and plaque on the cemetery grounds.

IMAGES:

LINKS:
Barrancas National Cemetery

  • http://www.va.gov/sta/guide/facility.asp?ID=277
  • Southeast Region Southwest Region Westcentral Region Eastcentral Region Central Region Northeast Region Northcentral Region Northwest Region