A plaque commemorating the U.S. Navy’s impact on the Brunswick region was installed Monday at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, which is now a 3,330-acre redevelopment site called Brunswick Landing.

The plaque was donated by the Brunswick Rotary Club and the Village Heritage Society. It was installed at P-3 park, located at the corner of Admiral Fitch Avenue and Pegasus Street.

The property, which abuts Cook’s Corner in Brunswick, was acquired in 1943 for the training of U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian pilots of the British Naval Command. During World War II, anti-submarine missions originating from Brunswick flew over the North Atlantic.

After the war, the air station became the major shore command center supplying logistics and personnel support to on- and off-base Navy commands, including the Navy’s supervisor of shipbuilding center at Bath Iron Works.

“NASB held a strong and personal relationship with local communities and substantially contributed to the regional economy over its 68 years,” the plaque reads.

The air station closed May 31, 2011, the result of base closings initiated by the Department of Defense.