2. Floyd Bennett Field was Repurposed During World War II

During World War II, Floyd Bennett Field was drastically repurposed. It was no longer a municipal airport, but rather became a Naval Air Station in 1941, a place for the men and women who made and tested planes for pilots fighting overseas. The team working at the station were efficient, reducing the processing time for aircrafts from ten days in 1941 to a meager three by 1943.

Because of this, it quickly grew to become the busiest naval air station in the United States. Although the war is over, some of the facilities at Floyd Bennett Field constructed during its time are still being used by the NYPD and FDNY, mostly as storage space.