Timeline of Guantánamo Bay

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Noteworthy events of Guantánamo Bay.

Map of Cuba with the location of Guantanamo Bay indicated Guantanamo Bay map.png
Map of Cuba with the location of Guantánamo Bay indicated


In addition to two presidents, many other distinguished people have visited the Naval Base. At one time General John J. Pershing was a visitor on board USS Utah. Charles A. Lindbergh was a visitor during his goodwill flight around the Americas in the "Spirit of St. Louis". Before and during the World War II years, visitors included members of Congress, Cabinet officers, ambassadors, Harry Hopkins, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others.


Other important visitors the base have included:




Most of the roads on the Base have functional or numerical names which require no explanation (e.g., Deer Point Road, Kittery Beach Road, First Street). Other roads include:

Several roads in the Industrial area named for Cuban national or local heroes:

Some roads at the Naval Air Station are named for noted admirals who were naval aviators:

The following Naval Air Station roads are named for men who lost their lives in the fighting here in June 1898: Good, Taurman, Smith, Dumphy, McColgan, and Gibbs. Also roads are named for McCalla and Huntington, who were Navy and Marine commanders, respectively, in the U. S. capture of Guantánamo Bay.

1953–1964 Period

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