Operation Crossbow Site

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Operation Crossbow Site
Location Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Area 14 acres (5.7 ha)
Built 1944
NRHP Reference # 98001256[1]
Added to NRHP October 22, 1998

The Operation Crossbow Site is a historic location at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. During World War II, a reconstruction of a German V-1 flying bomb launch site was built to test the measures needed to destroy the actual bases in France.

On October 22, 1998, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The Site was built in a hurry, "working around the clock for 13 days" in 1944 on a "remote part of the Eglin reservation".

Current state[edit]

"Portions of nine concrete and brick structures" remain on the 14-acre site. Some buildings are "virtually intact and show little damage from the many attempts over the years to destroy them."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Operation Crossbow National Historic District". Fact Sheets. 96th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office. Retrieved 2009-03-04.