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WWII ATTACKS OFF FLORIDA

Nazi U-Boats sank 98 ships off the coast of Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean. NAS Richmond Navy Blimps were key to defeating the enemy at sea.

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FREEDOM FIGHTERS

The ​Building was CIA Cold War HQ for many Freedom Fighter groups, among them: ​Brigade 2506, Operation Mongoose, and Manuel Artime Naval Group.

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CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

A showdown between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. escalates into the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.

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The Miami Military Museum and Memorial is dedicated to saving and interpreting the rich military heritage of South Florida. We honor military service, sacrifice, and accomplishment, and its importance to our community, Florida and the nation. We present the history of WWII in south Florida, including the heroic clandestine military activities of the Cuban Exile anti-Castro freedom fighters during the Cold War. We examine Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan, with our focus on Florida and especially Miami-Dade County. The building was the headquarters and is the last remaining structure of Naval Air Station Richmond. During the Cold War it was CIA Station JM-WAVE, headquarters for anti-Castro activities. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is on the grounds of Zoo Miami, immediately next to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum.

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