Airport Is Carved Out of Wilderness
Vineyard Gazette
The airfield on the central plain of Martha’s Vineyard is beginning to shape up as something more than raw earth, mud, and the destination of building materials trucked over the roads from the steamboat landing. The time has arrived, also, when the United States Navy feels that the public may know something of this project which has brought life and a strange new pattern to a domain where only the hawks, rabbits and wildflowers have dwelt for many generations.
 
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N.A.A.S. Field to Be Put to Civilian Use
Vineyard Gazette
Closing of the naval air field on the Great Plain will be effected as soon as possible, and some of the buildings, together with the runways, will be diverted to the use of civilian aircraft. This is the announcement arising out of a conference on Monday at the N.A.A.S., attended by various naval officers, headed by Commodore Zeitz, and the county commissioners.
 
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Air Field for Vineyard
Vineyard Gazette
Announcement has been made of the acquisition of 683 acres of land on the state reservation near West Tisbury by the federal government for an air field. The transfer has been made from the state to the federal government for one dollar.
 
Some of the mainland reports have referred to the site as a naval field, but it is believed here that it may be the emergency field surveyed by the army last summer. No one on the Island could supply definite information yesterday.
 
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Training, Patrol Work, Both Functions of Station
Vineyard Gazette
A removal for the first time of the restrictions which have prevented pub­lication of any material regarding the types of planes at the Martha’s Vineyard Naval Auxiliary Air Facility, the activities at thee field, or the purposes for which it is designated, is marked by publication of an article, illustrated by drawings, in a recent issue of the Providence Journal. Some of the ma­terial in the article has been common knowledge on the Vineyard for a long time, but strict orders have prevented its publication.
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