Experimental Base a Well-Kept Secret
Vineyard Gazette
The well-kept secret of the Army's experimental base at Katama during the fall and early winter of 1943 is disclosed at last, in this issue of the Gazette. Ten miles of heavy pipe were delivered, with other equipment, beginning in August, and during the following months five one-mile lengths of pipe were laid in the ocean with the aid of tugs, and welded together into an experimental pipeline under conditions similar to those which would be encountered in laying a gasoline supply line under the English Channel.
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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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Was Island Institution: After 84 Year Island Fair to Be Discontinued This Year at Least
Vineyard Gazette

After eighty-four consecutive years of existence the Dukes County Agricultural fair will be discontinued, for this year at least. State premiums have been cut to a minimum, and the receipts normally expected from the gate and other sources of revenue are not expected to be sufficient to cover expenses. Such was the announcement made by George G. Gifford, secretary of the association, yesterday. Charles G. Norton is the president of the association.

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Nelson Bryant, Acclaimed Outdoor Writer Who Jumped Into Normandy, Dies at 96
Julia Wells

The celebrated New York Times outdoor columnist and paratrooper who parachuted into Normandy during World War II, died Saturday.

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Army Corps Confirms Recovery of Long-Buried World War II Bomber
Noah Asimow

A team of munitions surveyors from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed the discovery of a World War II-vintage Helldiver buried off Chappaquiddick.

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Secret History of Martha's Vineyard During World War II
Noah Asimow

With the recent discovery of World War II-era bomber buried at Cape Pogue, the clandestine history of the Island’s involvement in World War II has come to the surface too.

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Mayday on Martha's Vineyard

Excerpted from Martha’s Vineyard in World War II by Thomas Dresser, Herb Foster and Jay Schofield, an account by airman Joseph McLaughlin after flying over Vineyard waters during training exercises.

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World War II Bomber Found Buried at Cape Pogue
Noah Asimow

Researchers believe they have found fragments from a World War II-era bomber plane that crash-landed in the frigid waters off Chappaquiddick during a doomed practice dive in the winter of 1946.

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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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When Called He Served, When Called Again He Served Again
Barry Stringfellow
United States Marine Corps Capt. Eugene DeFelice (Ret.), now 97, is one of a handful of World War II veterans who are still around to tell their story.
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