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 st
World War Two
Naval Auxiliary Air Facility
Martha's Vineyard Airport
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.
World War Two
South Beach


Eighty years ago, while World War II was raging in Europe, the military carved 683 acres out of the state forest on the Vineyard to create the United States Naval Auxiliary Facility.


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


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.

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.

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.

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.