Don Broderick: The Short History of Chatham’s Naval Air Station
September 22, 2021 at 9:30 AM at the Orpheum Theater. Free Admission.
Chatham Orpheum Theatre and the Atwood Museum / Chatham Historical Society / JFK Hyannis Museum Speaker Series
Don Broderick graduated from Topsfield High School and went on to attend The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Once he realized that he would rather be a pilot than a performer of Beethoven Piano Sonatas, he was accepted into the Navy’s Flight Training in Pensacola, FL and received his Navy wings in 1966. His 23 years of Naval service included well over 5,000 flight hours. He is qualified in a number of single engine and multi-engine aircraft, as well as a half dozen helicopters. Following command of an aviation squadron, CDR Broderick retired from active duty in 1988, and soon joined industry as a Quality Manager and corporate pilot. Retiring again in 2012, he moved permanently to Chatham and volunteers at the Atwood Museum as an archivist and lecture committee chair and also teaches piano privately in his home. Don is married to Anne, they have three daughters and nine grandchildren.