Branan Field and Cecil Field National POW/MIA Memorial

Branan Field Road was named after Branan Field, the Navy airfield constructed during WWII. The Navy bought the land from the Branan Family during WWII. It was a large hexagonal shaped field with crisscrossing runways. In the mid-to-late 1940’s the original Blue Angels squadron used the landing field for practice. Today, the landing field runways are built over by Oakleaf area subdivisions and community activity fields. Further north, at Cecil Field, is the National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum. Located on 26-acres in Northeast Florida at the former Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Master Jet Base (1941-1999), we now know the location as Cecil Commerce Center in Duval County. The new memorial to honor POW/MIA military is under construction there.